A Northland marae is engulfed in flames, with firefighters battling the blaze.
The fire is at Te Uri o Hikihiki Marae at Mokau, 45km north of Whangarei.
At least three fire trucks are at the scene with the blaze believed to have started in the whare nui.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
The Fire Service received a callout to the fire at the marae on Russell Rd about 1pm.
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