Fire in Hunua Gorge closes main road

News from Auckland Council
A small fire broke out early this morning in steep terrain in the Hunua Gorge in the southern part of the Auckland region.

The fire closed the main road. It was brought under control and in the mop up stage, and was expected to be fully extinguished.

News from NZ Police
Hunua Road between Papakura and Hunua Township was closed while the Fire Service deals with a large vegetation fire.

Police are assisting with diversions.

Motorists are advised to use either Ponga Road to the South or Ardmore Quarry Road to the North.