Firefighters are now battling a large super-fire, about 1800 hectares in size, in Christchurch.
TVNZ's Breakfast presenter Jack Tame gave a rundown of the fire, which is blazing away in Halswell area on Port Hills.
At the moment, Dyers Pass, which is the main trunk route between Christchurch's CBD and Lyttelton Harbour, is closed.
The fire is in that area.
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