2017 UFBA 139th Annual Conference

2017 UFBA 139th Annual Conference
The UFBA 139th Annual Conference and AGM will take place in Auckland from 27-29 October.

On 1 July, the integration of urban and rural fire services into Fire and Emergency New Zealand began—bringing new challenges for all of us who are committed to protecting property and lives.

The theme of our Conference this year is Leading together—a crucial aspect in ensuring UFBA, FRFANZ and our members continue their major contributions to building safe, sustainable communities.

Conference Registration is open!
Key Dates
Four Interactive Workshops
Annual General Meeting
Nominate your representatives
More Information

Online Conference Registration is open!


Before you register, please ensure you read the registration booklet here (or download below).

Delegate Registration

Registration for brigade delegates is a two-part process. Before you go online to register, you must ensure you have sent through your brigade's notification of delegate form to the UFBA Office. Then you can register online.

It is important to register online so we can make the necessary accommodation and meal arrangements for you.

Delegate Funding

One delegate from each NZFS Brigade and NRFA Rural Fire Force that are members of the UFBA is funded by the UFBA.

Military and Industrial Brigades are welcome to attend self-funded.

Key Dates

26 May  Notice of vacancies and nomination papers sent to member brigades and rural fire forces
17 July  Online registration opens
27 July  Remits and Nominations due at the UFBA Office
27 September  Constitutional AGM information packs sent to member brigades and rural fire forces
27 September  Delegate Nomination forms due
6 October  Conference registration closes

Four Interactive Workshops

Four interactive workshops at Conference will provide delegates with ideas and resources on leading together in the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand environment—thereby building stronger brigades and communities.

  1. Leading Positive Cultures – creating positive cultures in groups and teams: NZ Coaching and Mentoring Centre
  2. Leading a rescue response – a modified Mass Rescue Operation (MRO): Dave Greenberg
  3. Leading Psychological Wellbeing: Damian D’Cruz, MindSpring
  4. Leading resilient teams and managing fatigue – helping your mates get home safe: Sarah Harmer, Vitality Works

See more about our workshops here

Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting (Rule 17) will be held at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland commencing at 12pm on Friday 27 October 2017 and ending at 1pm on Sunday 29 October 2017.

There will be vacancies for the following positions:

Download the nomination forms below for these positions.

Nominations must be received in the UFBA Office no later than 5pm on Thursday 27 July 2017.

In accordance with Rule 17.5, remits may be brought before the Annual Conference.

Download the form below to submit remits. Conditions governing the submission of remits are set out in Rule 17.5.  In particular, please note that each remit submitted needs to be formally confirmed by a majority decision at a brigade meeting and must also be seconded by another fire brigade member. Remits must be sent to reach the Chief Executive Officer by 5pm Thursday 27 July 2017.

In accordance with Rule 19.2, proposed changes to rules may be brought before the Annual Conference.

Proposed Rule changes must be submitted formally in writing to the Chief Executive Officer by Thursday 27 July 2017.

In accordance with Rule 6.3, “Fire Brigade members may elect a Delegate to any General Meeting of the Association pursuant to Rule 18.1. Every Delegate shall be an Enrolled Member elected at a regular or scheduled meeting of Enrolled Members of the Fire Brigade Member of which due notice has been given”.

Download the UFBA Conference Notification of Delegate Form below.  Please complete this form and return it to the UFBA office no later than 5pm Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Nominate your representatives

The UFBA Annual Conference is a time when your brigade can contribute to the way the UFBA acts and how you are represented. There are three key roles to be voted on at Conference as well as changes to the rules and regulations of the Association.

Find out more here about nominating representatives. Download nomination and remit forms below.

More information

For more information on the UFBA Annual Conference click here


2017 Conference Registration pack
Download File (pdf, 784KB, last modified July 12 2017)
2017 UFBA Board Nomination Form
Download File (doc, 494KB, last modified June 09 2017)
2017 UFBA Vice President Nomination Form
Download File (doc, 497KB, last modified June 09 2017)
2017 UFBA Technical Panel Nomination Form
Download File (doc, 494KB, last modified June 09 2017)
2017 UFBA Notice of Remit Form
Download File (doc, 497KB, last modified June 09 2017)
2017 UFBA Conference Notification of Delegate Form
Download File (pdf, 407KB, last modified August 15 2017)

Friday 27th October, 2017


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