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.