Te Kāhui Kaipatuahi o Aotearoa Latest News

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NZPFU advocacy and advice capacity enhanced with the appointment of an Industrial Officer

The NZPFU has reached a new milestone with the employment of an Industrial Officer. We warmly welcome Jonathan Ring to the NZPFU team.

International Women’s Day

Today, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to pause to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness and reflect about gender equality.

NZPFU position to limit the contacts in Silverdale and West Harbour Level 3 stands

The NZPFU maintains its advice and actions to reduce the unnecessary contact and large number of crews from the previous bubble arrangement of Albany/West Harbour and Takapuna/Silverdale stations.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The NZPFU has been meeting with FENZ, and as part of the CTU delegation with relevant Government Ministers and the Director-General of Health, to discuss the issues for workers associated with the roll-out of a national vaccine programme. In both forums we have been pushing for the release of accurate and credible information on the type of vaccine, and the vaccination programme so that everyone including our members can make informed choices.

Breaking News

NZPFU reduces West Harbour and Silverdale crew contacts to remove unnecessary contacts under COVID-19 Level 3

Due to the significantly increased transmissibility of the current virus in Auckland community Covid-19 cases, and FENZ failing to provide any reason for continuing to expose West Harbour, Albany, Silverdale and Takapuna career and volunteer firefighters to unnecessary levels of contacts, the NZPFU has had to act in the interests of its members health and safety.

NZPFU supports research into preparedness for chemical/biological incidents

The NZPFU is supporting research into the preparedness of firefighters at incidents involving chemical or biological toxins.


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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