Bulletin – February 18, 2017

Port Hills fire investigation

In conjunction with New Zealand Fire Service investigators, Police are investigating the cause of the two fires in the Port Hills.

While there has been speculation about the cause of the two fires, no definitive cause for either fire has been established at this time.

Police will not speculate on the cause of the fires until the investigation is completed. Initial enquiries indicate that the Summit Road fire was reported approximately 90 minutes after the Early Valley Road fire was reported.

A thorough investigation of the cause of both fires is expected to take some weeks.

Anyone with any information about, or photographs of, the fires is asked to contact Police on 03 363 7400 or via dcc.canterbury@police.govt.nz

Detective Inspector Greg Murton
Police Media Centre

Bulletin – January 18, 2017

Notice of a Restricted Fire Season has been imposed by the Christchurch City Council over rural areas including Banks Peninsula from Wednesday 11 January 2017 until further notice. View the CCC notice.

Bulletin – January 6, 2017

Below is a link to keep up to date with Fire Status as it affects Banks Peninsula:


Bulletin – December 19, 2016

Some visitors to Diamond Harbour reported their car and another car parked at the domain were broken into in the last hour or two. If any one has information could they please ring the police at 03 363 7400.

Contacting Neighbourhood Support

Contact me at dhnshq@gmail.com or 021 0873 7502 for details of Diamond Harbour Neighbourhood Support.

JJ Smith