Firefighters battle blaze at Manawatu marae (Taumata O Te Ra marae) – Yahoo


Firefighters are battling a large blaze at a marae in northern Manawatu.

Six fire appliances and several tankers were called to the fire at the Taumata O Te Ra marae on Hastings Street in Halcombe, 13km northwest of Feilding, just after 8am, central fire communications shift manager Mike Wanoa said.

No-one was injured.

Firefighters were still attacking the fire at 9.30am. It was not clear immediately if it was the meeting house or other buildings on fire.


  1. That is my home, now it's gone and my little sister will never be able to see Manakitangata whare kai because of a fire.


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