Tauranga Container Terminal Re-opens After Fire


Port of Tauranga’s container terminal at Sulphur Point has reopened following a large fire in a workshop and adjacent offices.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews were called to the port late this morning after the fire broke out. Crews quickly contained the fire to the two buildings. The terminal was temporarily closed to traffic to allow firefighters to work.

No one was injured in the blaze but the buildings were extensively damaged. The cause at this stage is undetermined, and investigations are under way.

Port of Tauranga Chief Executive, Mark Cairns, says the emergency crews and port staff involved did an outstanding job of containing the large fire.

“We are very relieved that no one was hurt.”