Tasman blaze 'sparked by farmer', hundreds gather at Waitangi

Tasman blaze 'sparked by farmer', hundreds gather at Waitangi

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A massive blaze in Tasman continues to ravage the district.
And, authorities are scrambling after a second fire has broken out in the region, at Rabbit Island.
The fire in Pigeon Valley started yesterday afternoon but doubled in size overnight, spreading to cover 1870 hectares within a perimeter of 20kms by 3am.
A Civil Defence state of emergency has been declared.
Sources have told the Herald the fire's thought to have been sparked by a farmer ploughing his field.
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