Fire and Emergency New Zealand requested an independent review into the operational response to the Port Hills Fires. The review was conducted by Alan Goodwin of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council (AFAC).
The then New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) and National Rural Fire Authority (NRFA) commissioned AFAC to conduct an independent operational review of the event to learn from the response. The focus of the review was to make recommendations on how the now newly unified Fire and Emergency New Zealand will carry out its duties in the future.
You can read more about the review and its findings on the FENZ website(external link)