Video from a drone cruising over Te Atatū Peninsula today looks like it could easily slot into a post-apocalyptic movie.
Smoke haze, blown over from the Australia bushfires, is casting an intense orange glow over Auckland.
Footage submitted to 1 NEWS shows an orange-yellow sky, making for an eerie look over the water as the drone heads towards Auckland CBD.
Police say there have been "a number" of calls to the emergency 111 phone number reporting the strange colour of the sky this afternoon.
They are asking people not to call the number unless it's for an actual emergency.
Weather forecasts predict the haze will be blown away tomorrow.