INDEPENDENT NEWS

Fire at Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay, Wellington

Published: Sun 9 Jun 2019 09:28 AM
At around 12.30am last night Fire and Emergency NZ was called to a fire at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay, Wellington.
A total of around 70 fire fighters and 19 fire appliances have brought the fire under control.
A multi-story building with a footprint of 30 by 50 metres in the marae complex has been completely destroyed and a number of other marae buildings damaged. The main meeting house has been saved.
A group of 36 people staying at the marae self-evacuated and have all been accounted for.
A number of neighbouring houses to the north of the marae complex were evacuated. Some people have been allowed to return to their properties this morning. Those who haven’t are being accommodated at a welfare centre set up by Wellington City Council in Island Bay.
Police and ambulance were in attendance.
This morning three appliances remain at the site and are continuing to dampen hot spots. Fire investigators will be on site today to determine the cause of the fire.
Fire and Emergency is asking people to avoid the area.

Next in New Zealand politics

Todd Muller announces shape of next Government
By: New Zealand National Party
Timeline For Moving To Level 1 Needed
By: Business New Zealand
On National’s Day Of Reckoning
By: Gordon Campbell
Jobs budget to get economy moving again
By: New Zealand Government
Law Setting Up Legal Framework For Covid-19 Alert Level 2 Passes
By: New Zealand Government
Parliament Quits MP Cut Pay Debate To Go Home Early
By: ACT New Zealand
PMs Jacinda Ardern & Scott Morrison Announce Plans For Trans-Tasman COVID-safe Travel Zone
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party Unveils Its Candidate List For The 2020 Election
By: Green Party
NZ COVID Tracer App Released To Support Contact Tracing
By: Ministry of Health
On The Dodgy Politics Of Easing Level Three
By: Gordon Campbell
No Show By Treasury Shows Govt In Full Dismissal Mode
By: New Zealand National Party
Concern At Introduction Of National Security Legislation For Hong Kong
By: New Zealand Government
Todd Muller Elected Leader Of The New Zealand National Party
By: New Zealand National Party
SPEECH: Todd Muller’s Maiden Speech As National Party Leader
By: New Zealand National Party
National’s Tack To The Centre Complementary To ACT
By: ACT New Zealand
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media