Planning outdoor burning? Check the fire weather report.

Make sure this [photo of fire] doesn't happen to you this summer. Find out what precautions you need to take around your home.

UPDATE: With the establishment of Fire and Emergency New Zealand on 1 July 2017, the rural and urban fire services have been amalgamated into a single organisation. As a consequence, the Northern South Island Regional Rural Fire Committee has been disestablished. Any queries pertaining to the management of fires should be redirected to Fire and Emergency New Zealand - visit their website at

Given the long association with the Canterbury Regional Fire Challenge, this website is being maintained for the 2017 event which is scheduled for the period 12th-15th October in Raincliff, South Canterbury. Refer to the Regional Fire Exercise page for the relevant information.

Fire exercise 2017

Rural Fire Challenge