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UNTENABLE EARTHQUAKE RISK AT TAURANGA FIRE STATION - FENZ MUST ACT NOW

For a decade FENZ (and its predecessor NZFS) has known the Tauranga Fire Station only has an 18% NBS earthquake rating with firefighters accommodated in the proximity of the most compromised structural wall. For years the NZPFU Local has been battling for progress and relocation while the station is strengthened to at least the required 67% NBS or demolished and built on a suitable site. There have been other investigations including a 2020 visual assessment of the cracks in the building but FENZ has yet to act on the various recommendations.


RELEASE OF PEOPLE RE-SET CONSULTATION

Today FENZ has released an amended People Re-set consultation document that does not address key issues the NZPFU has raised with FENZ.


New Minister of Internal Affairs

The Prime Minister today announced his new cabinet which includes a new Minister of Internal Affairs the Hon Barbara Edmonds.


NZPFU ADVOCATING FOR RANGE OF SUPPORT FOR STORM-AFFECTED MEMBERS

The Auckland Local has been working hard to support our members that have been significantly affected by the weekend’s unprecedented storm and may well be facing more damage as the weather event persists this week.  We understand that the extent of the damage and the long-term implications will not be realised until all properties have been assessed. 


Application process opens for FENZ te reo grant

Applications can now be made for the Dr Sir John Te Ahikaiata Turei Memorial Grant funded by FENZ.


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CIVIL DEFENCE EMERGENCY PAYMENTS

NZPFU members worked tirelessly throughout the night responding to the unprecedented flooding within the Auckland Region. More than 2000 calls slammed the emergency call centre dispatchers.  All fire crews were deployed preforming rescues from homes and vehicles hampered by the torrential rain and rising flood waters making some roads and motorways unpassable.


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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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