Fire Statistics / Occurrence

These documents are from a study based on analyses of the National Rural Fire Authority’s (NRFA) database of the annual return of fire records, based on records provided by the numerous Rural Fire Authorities across the country. This reports summarise the results and findings from analyses of fire records at both the national and regional level, and provides a useful synopsis of wildfires in New Zealand from 1991 to 2007.
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    An analysis of wildfire records in New Zealand: 1991-2007

    J.J. Doherty, S.A.J. Anderson and G. Pearce
    This study was based on analyses of the National Rural Fire Authority’s (NRFA) database of the annual return of fire records, based on records provided by the numerous Rural Fire Authorities across the country. This report summarises the results and findings from analyses of fire records at both the national and regional level, and provides a useful synopsis of wildfires in New Zealand from 1991 to 2007.
    [1.8 MB] (pdf).
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    An analysis of wildfire records in New Zealand - excluding appendices

    J.J. Doherty, S.A.J. Anderson and G. Pearce
    An understanding of wildfire occurrence and causes in relation to fuels, weather and topography can enable fire managers to better quantify fire risk and target mitigation measures to reduce risks. Analysis of long-term fire records form the basis of understanding wildfire occurrence and severity.
    [683.6 KB] (pdf).
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    Northland Region

    Northland Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [103.0 KB] (pdf).
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    Auckland Region

    Auckland Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [102.4 KB] (pdf).
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    Waikato Region

    Waikato Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [105.8 KB] (pdf).
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    Wanganui Manawatu Region

    Wanganui/Manawatu Regional Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [112.6 KB] (pdf).
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    Central North Island Region

    Central North Island Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [96.0 KB] (pdf).
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    Taranaki Region

    Taranaki Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [97.0 KB] (pdf).
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    Eastern North Island Region

    Eastern North Island Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [106.8 KB] (pdf).
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    Greater Wellington Region

    Greater Wellington Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [98.2 KB] (pdf).
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    Nelson Marlborough Region

    Nelson/Marlborough Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [97.1 KB] (pdf).
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    West Coast Region

    West Coast Regional Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [106.6 KB] (pdf).
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    Canterbury Region

    Canterbury Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [110.6 KB] (pdf).
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    Otago Region

    Otago Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [110.0 KB] (pdf).
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    Southland Region

    Southland Region Fire Returns 1991/92 to 2006/07
    [103.2 KB] (pdf).
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