Helicopters equipped with monsoon buckets were used to contain a scrub fire that ripped across eight hectares of Central Otago farmland.
Eight fire crews attended the fire in Bannockburn, near Cromwell, and several helicopters crews were sent to the scene on Monday afternoon.
Southern fire communications shift manager Daryl Ball said the blaze spread over about 8ha of farmland, but no properties were damaged.
Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.
6.2% Yes - I’m excited to implement it6.2% Complete
33.1% No - I never stick by them33.1% Complete
21.2% I haven’t thought about it yet21.2% Complete
39.5% I make goals throughout the year39.5% Complete
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.
The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.
To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!
All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!
Entries close 19th December 2019.
We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.
To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here).
We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).