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Northland fire hui and fair day

Working with whānau from Ngāti Te Aukiwa, the Waitaruke Marae Committee and Fire & Emergency New Zealand (FENZ), scientists from Scion and Te Tira Whakamātaki (The Maori Biosecurity Network) hosted two days of fire-related events on 2-3 August, with the … Continue reading

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Scion fire team develops 360 degree in-fire camera

Scion’s Rural Fire Research team has developed a prototype for an in-fire 360° camera, which was successfully tested in the March 2019 stubble burns! Originally thought up as a fun project in 2017, it was built by the Scion Fire … Continue reading

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New video on NZ fire experiments

A video on the New Zealand-led research to test the new theory of convective fire spread was produced recently, for use at the National Field Days. The video was aired as part of the joint science display by Scion, Landcare … Continue reading

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NZ research at the Fire Behavior & Fuels conference

New Zealand research featured strongly at the recent 6th Fire Behaviour & Fuels conferences. Concurrent conference sessions were held in: Sydney, Australia; Albuquerque, New Mexico in the USA; and Marseilles in France. NZ researchers attended the Sydney event, where four … Continue reading

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Paper on NZ fire use published

In New Zealand, fire has long been used as a tool to reduce pests and disease, regenerate land and remove unwanted vegetation. However, its continued use could be under threat due to public perceptions around risks from burns getting out … Continue reading

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Fire research again in the media

The Scion fire programme was again in the media during April, with two articles featuring the team’s research. The first was part of a feature in the Otago Daily Times, on the likelihood of more frequent wildfires like that in … Continue reading

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More media coverage for fire research

The Scion fire team’s research has continued to feature in the media in recent weeks, particularly following the Nelson/Tasman wildfires and release of local and international reports on the role of greenhouse gas emissions in increasing climate change impacts, including … Continue reading

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Research team completes more stubble burns

Scion’s Fire team, together with the University of Canterbury, successfully conducted a number of experimental burns over the past two weeks in crop stubble vegetation. The burns build on the data collected in similar fuels back in March 2018. The … Continue reading

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Fire Research website updates

With all the media coverage lately around the Nelson/Tasman fires, and future fire risk with climate change, Scion’s rural fire research programme has received lots of attention. In an effort to capture this, the Rural Fire Research website has been … Continue reading

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March seasonal fire climate outlooks now available

The seasonal outlooks of fire danger conditions for March-May 2019 are now available. This includes reports for each of the North and South Islands, as well as graphs of trends in fire danger conditions for weather stations in each region. … Continue reading

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