NEWS

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.

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. 

Tamaki Makaurau Flooding, State of Local Civil Defence Emergency

Last nights unprecedented weather event caused widespread havoc across the region with Fire and Emergency career and volunteer crews, operational support and 111 emergency dispatchers working to exhaustion, with all available FENZ resources at times being mobilised to incidents right across the region.