As the Fire Emergency New Zealand crews tackle the fire on Sir Stanley Whitehead Reserve, the following roads have been closed for safety.

  • Cambria Street (from Tasman Street)
  • Weka Street (from Tasman Street)
  • Atawhai Drive (between State Highway and Milton Street)
  • Milton Street (From Atawhai Crescent to Grove Street)

Please also avoid QEII Drive and stay away from the surrounding area.
Founders Heritage Park has been closed.
The NBus Atawhai service has been suspended.
Any residents who choose to self-evacuate are asked to register with Nelson City Council by calling 546 0200.
The Civil Defence Centre now open at Saxton Field Stadium is also available to them if needed.
If any residents feel in immediate danger, call 111.