Air quality issues has forced the Auckland District Court to close for a third day after a devastating fire at the SkyCity Convention Centre.

The blaze broke out at the convention centre about 1.10pm on Tuesday.

On Thursday afternoon, firefighters continue to work on the fire which is now under control. 

The Auckland District Court has closed due to air quality issues.

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The Auckland District Court has closed due to air quality issues.

The Auckland District Court on Albert St has closed until further notice due to air quality issues. 

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Participants expected to attend court on Wednesday are asked to call 0800 COURTS for further information.

A Station  Officer and an Assistant Area Commissioner guide a hose onto the fire at the Skycity Convention centre as emergency services attempt halt the spread of a multi-storey fire.

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A Station Officer and an Assistant Area Commissioner guide a hose onto the fire at the Skycity Convention centre as emergency services attempt halt the spread of a multi-storey fire.

Auckland Transport spokesperson John Nottage has advised Aucklanders to avoid unnecessary travel into the city centre due to major traffic delays. 

“If you can work from home or from a non-central location, or start work later in the day, we recommend you do so.

“If you do need to travel into the city centre, check for road closure and public transport information before you do so and plan accordingly. Use train or ferry services if possible.”