The New Zealand seasonal wildfire assessment is out for summer 2010/2011.
In a first, the Bushfire CRC in association with New Zealand agencies organised a New Zealand Seasonal Wildfire Assessment Workshop, held in Christchurch on Thursday 7 December 2010. This was similar to the Australian seasonal workshops that have been held annually since 2006 and like the Australian workshops, led to the production of a Bushfire CRC Fire Note – New Zealand Seasonal Wildfire Assessment 2010-11.
The Christchurch workshop brought together New Zealand fire managers and researchers and meteorologists and climate scientists. It was facilitated by Mark Chladil of the Tasmanian Fire Service.
Across New Zealand, significant areas have Above Normal fire potential for the current season.