Worksafe has issued FENZ with a notice requiring FENZ to review all Asbestos Management Plans (AMPs) to ensure they are implemented, monitored and effective.  The Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) refers to ALL AMPs which means it applies to all FENZ owned/leased/occupied/used buildings across the country.

Nominations are called for the positions of President, Vice-President and Secretary for the Northern Branch.

Nominations are called for the positions of President, Vice-President and Secretary for the Central Branch.

Nominations are called for the positions of President, Vice-President and Secretary for the Southern Branch.

Following the close of the ballot for the election of Rotorua Local President (see attached for details), I hereby declare: BLAIR TROTMAN duly elected.

Process for NZPFU members requested to be interviewed or involved in any internal or external inquiry into Loafers Lodge fire

The tragic fire at Loafers Lodge last Monday will result in various internal and external inquiries including police investigations, criminal charges, coronial inquiries and FENZ operational reviews and investigations.  NZPFU members want to ensure that the loved ones of the deceased get the answers they need.  It is important that the full picture is presented to the various inquiries, and that information is accurate and provided in context.


It was with a heavy heart that many of us woke this morning to the news of the tragic hostel accommodation fire in Wellington. We send our deepest sympathy to the loved ones of the deceased, those injured and those that survived unscathed but have lost their home and friends. We understand there was a sense of community in the Loafers Lodge hotel in Newtown and the impact will be felt by many.

Warnings by Firefighters and Rescue crews fall on deaf ears

Whilst Auckland and Northland firefighters, both career and volunteer, are facing yet another 1 in 100 year flood this year, it is apparent that climate change is here to stay. We need to ensure we adapt and remain vigilant to ensure that safety remains paramount for both the public of New Zealand and us as rescuers.

Christchurch City Station official opening today

More than 12 years after the tragic 22 February 2011 earthquake the 7th and last fire station re-build will be celebrated with the official opening of the Christchurch City Station.

By the closing date for nominations for the position of Rotorua Local President, the following nominations have been received.

The NZPFU is currently in discussions with two providers for income protection insurance for members. This process has taken far longer than we envisaged and much of the delay stems from the impact of extreme weather events on insurance companies. The NZPFU National Committee is committed to ensuring we have procured the most effective policy for members and is carefully considering either option.  We expect to be able to make an announcement shortly.

FENZ has confirmed the backpay for the NZPFU members covered by the collective employment agreement will be paid on 3 May 2023.  At the time of ratification it was indicated that the backpay would be paid in the first pay in May.

It is with great sadness that we inform members that NZPFU life member Jack Glassford (formally of the Gisborne Local) passed away after a short illness on Tuesday morning.

The type 3 acquisition project is entering stage 4 of the project which includes operational user evaluation of the appliances at selected fire stations. The trial will generate lots of interest. The suppliers are in competition and must have a level playing field. Any public comments could cause a supplier to take legal action resulting in considerable delay for the project.

Campaign for free dental care

Make Dental Care Free for All is an online petition calling on the Government to bring universal dental care into the public healthcare system to make it free for all.

Due to the recent resignation of the Rotorua Local President, nominations are hereby called for this position in accordance with the Rules of the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union.