CanterburyPort Hills fires (Christchurch City and Selwyn District)

Tuesday 21 Feb - 1:06 pm

The State of Emergency covering Christchurch City and Selwyn District in relation to the Port Hills fires has been extended. For latest updates please see the Christchurch Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Facebook page and Christchurch City Council website


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If life or property is threatened always dial 111 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.

Local issues

Most Civil Defence matters are looked after locally by a city, district or regional council. Contact your local Civil Defence Group

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Media phone +64 4 494 6951 (24/7) or email us.

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Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management