Waiheke firefighters have managed to contain a fire which enveloped bush on the southern part of the island.
Northern fire communications shift manager Karen Larking said earlier all of the island's crews - three appliances and one water tanker - were sent to the scene.
At the time they had just arrived at the scene which was on a ridge above Pearl Bay on Orapiu Rd.
One of their main concerns then had been wind, and a helicopter had been put on standby.
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However, by 3pm the chopper had been stood down as crews had brought the fire under control.