Te Kāhui Kaipatuahi o Aotearoa Latest News

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Members will be aware of a fire occurring in Papakura today that escalated to a third alarm level.

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou

The NZPFU National Committee wishes all our members and their families a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

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Today the media have wrongfully claimed that Auckland firefighters were used as part of a police operation to apprehend an alleged offender on Sunday night.

Safe systems of work must be maintained to protect Firefighters protecting the community

This week FENZ has required black watch trainers to interrupt their duties to staff a truck and respond.  There have also been recent instances where FENZ has cross-crewed professional career firefighters and volunteer firefighters on a tanker or volunteer appliance (where there has not been any prior arrangement or agreement to do so).

Pay increase update

FENZ has notified the NZPFU that they will be uploading and testing the new pay rates from mid-January for the new pay rates to be paid on 10 February (backdated to 1 July 2020).

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NZPFU files application in Court of Appeal

Today the NZPFU legal team is filing the application in the Court of Appeal for leave to appeal the Employment Court judgement.


Welcome to Te Kāhui Kaipatuahi o Aotearoa, the NZ Professional Firefighters' Union.

The NZPFU is a key partner with Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Through reducing the likelihood of unwanted fires, reducing consequences from emergencies and helping build resilient communities we contribute to a safer environment for New Zealanders.

Our members serve their communities to protect and preserve life, property and the environment. NZPFU representatives are based on all career fire stations. There are also 19 Union Locals in the major metropolitan and principal centres where career firefighters are employed. 

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