Life Membership Honour Board

The listed Honorary Life Members (past and present) below represent many years of commitment in advocacy, support and leadership in the New Zealand Professional Firefighter’s Union and those Unions that formed the National Union.

Life Members are honoured for their service to the union, and they are recognised through a resolution of the NZPFU Conference.

Their inclusion as a Life Member is recognition of their most valued contributions to our Union.

Our Honorary Life Members’ dedication to the collective good, without fear or favour, are integral to the terms and conditions of our member’s working lives today, and a part of an important legacy for generations to come.

We are proud to recognise these Honorary Life Members and those to come.

1991    
Ian Mitchell Christchurch  
1992     
Ralph Wells Christchurch  
Tom Rae Timaru Deceased
1994    
Barry Dent Christchurch
 
1995
   
Terry Scott
Dunedin
 
Mike Knell
Wanganui
 
Chris Harrop
Auckland
 
1996    
Donald McDonald
Dunedin
Deceased
Greg Crawford
Christchurch
 
Martin Creagh
Christchurch
 
Colin Rae
Christchurch
 
Ken Simons
Hawkes Bay
 
John Farndon
Auckland
 
Neil Killgour
Auckland
 
Bob Durham
Auckland
 
Kevin Johnson
Timaru
 
1998    
Wayne England
Wellington
 
1999    
Gordon Duncan
Wellington
 
Steve Warner
Christchurch
 
Kevin Reid
Dunedin
 
2000    
Russell Genese
Nelson
Deceased
2001    
Ross Fleet
Hamilton
 
Trevor Tillyard
Dunedin
Deceased
John Calvesbest
Christchurch
 
2002    
Trevor Donaldson
Palmerston North
 
2003    
Ivan Richards
Dunedin  
2005    
Mike Fitzgerald
Dunedin
 
2007    
Roly Jones
Hawkes Bay
 
2008    
Jim Ryburn
Christchurch
 
2009    
Gordon Duell
Dunedin
 
2010    
Jeff McCulloch
Auckland
 
Jack Glassford
Gisborne
 
Mike Meaden
Dunedin
 
2014    
Denis Fitzmaurice
Christchurch
 
2015    
Kevin Shea
Nelson
 
Brian O’Donnell
Nelson
 
2016    
John Haggland
Gisborne
 
Peter Nicolle
Wanganui
 
2017    
Frank Wharton
Wellington
 
Vern Greenham Wellington  
2018    
John Sandison
Kawerau
 
Pat Hogan
Gisborne
 
Michael Balmer
Christchurch
 
Owen Woodman
Wellington
 
Brent Single
Hawkes Bay
 
Derek Best
Retired Secretary