Te Kāhui Kaipatuahi o Aotearoa Latest News

Transfers and vacancies

Members have reported some Managers are intending to apply the transfers and vacancies policy across the new larger districts. Managers cannot unilaterally impose this change. There are provisions in the NZPFU collective agreement that must be considered and applied.

New date for 40th anniversary Career Women Firefighters celebrations

Due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions, the NZPFU hosted celebration to commemorate 40 years of career women firefighters will now be held on 12 October 2021.

NZPFU advises Trainers not to distribute survey link or QR code to Trainees

Trainers are advised it is not in their best interests to provide a FENZ online evaluation (survey) to trainees.

Breaking News

Christchurch without heavy aerial this week

The lack of planning and procurement of aerial appliances continues to bite around the country. For the rest of this week Christchurch will be without a heavy aerial as it will be undergoing its scheduled annual certification which takes the appliance off the road for at least 3 days.


This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centre.

NZPFU recognises 40 years of Career Women Firefighters

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the graduation of the first women career firefighters in the Commonwealth – Anne Barry and the late Liz England.


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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