Te Kāhui Kaipatuahi o Aotearoa Latest News

NZPFU Special Conference votes for electronic elections

Today a Special Conference was held to consider Rule Changes to provide for union elections to be held by secure electronic means or by the traditional ballot box vote.

Invercargill Firefighters take up surplus COVID-19 vaccine offer

The offer of Southland DHB Covid-19 surplus vaccinations has been taken up by Invercargill professional career firefighters over the past two days.


The NZPFU National Secretary met with the National Commander today to discuss the 5 new VSO positions.

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NZPFU notifies of a dispute as FENZ fails to consult on new VSO positions

Today FENZ has announced 5 new Volunteer Support Officer positions will be advertised to be stood up as part of Tranche 2.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

The NZPFU is expecting confirmation shortly that firefighters who respond to MIQs and undertake medical response will be included in the high-risk front line workers vaccination roll-out.

Triennial National Elections

Candidates must be nominated and seconded by financial members of the union using the approved nomination form. Candidates may also submit a biography and photograph with their nomination which will be provided to members prior to any voting.


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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