Fire fighters are this morning battling a blaze at a marae in the central North Island.
Five fire crews were at the Mana Ariki Marae in Taumarunui, a Fire Service spokeswoman said.
It was completely ablaze when crews arrived shortly after 5.10am.
The fire was still going at 6.30am.
Fire fighters were not aware of anyone inside the marae.
Fire safety officers would investigate the cause.
- The Dominion Post