Brigade News

Congratulations to FF Zurek for passing Operational Support traning course

Posted on 6th September 2017

Andrzej attended a 2-day Operational Support training course in Rotorua at the National Training Centre where you are put through your paces with all sorts of exercises and events to test your knowledge both in theory and practical. After a very busy and tiring weekend Andrzej passed with flying colours - Congratulations!


Posted on 31st August 2017

Members of HWOSU gathered last night for the 62nd AGM for our unit - and the 1st AGM under Fire and Emergency New Zealand. As well as going through the adgenda we also voted in 2 recruits as full members as they have completed their compulsory elements  - congratulations to Michaela Jull and Rebecca Brieton and welcome aboard! Congratulations to

Motorcycle accident Rimutaka Hill Sunday 27th August

Posted on 28th August 2017

In the early afternoon HWOSU were dispatched to an MVA on Rimutaka hill where we assisted with traffic control and scene protection in conjunction with the Police.

House Fire Stokes Valley - Friday 25th August

Posted on 28th August 2017

In the early evening HWOSU were dispatched to a "persons reported" 2nd alarm house fire in Stokes Valley We assisted with crowd and traffic control to protect the scene Thankfully everyone got out of the house safely You can read more about this by clicking on the below link

1st July - Fire and Emergency New Zealand begins

Posted on 6th July 2017

The first day of Fire and Emergency New Zealand! Find out more at

5th June - CFO Brian Dobson awarded QSM

Posted on 6th July 2017

A very proud moment for our little brigade. CFO Brian Dobson has been awarded the Queens Service Medal for his services to the New Zealand Fire Service and Rugby. Well deserved for all the years you have given and are still giving to our small but amazing town Chief.

3rd June - New Firefighter graduates for Matata

Posted on 6th July 2017

It is with great pride we would like to congratulate Tracey Dobson, our newest Fire Fighter, to pass her Recruit training course at the National Training Centre in Rotorua. Tracey has been with the fire brigade over a year now in the capacity of Operations Support but finally crossed over to the light to become the 6th in an illustrious

10th May - UFBA National Firefighter Combat Challenge

Posted on 6th July 2017

What an outstanding UFBA National Firefighter Combat Challenge on the Wellington waterfront on Friday and Saturday! Wellington definitely put on some great weather for us too! We got some personal best for times and QFF Dobson & RFF Dobson are now 2nd fastest in New Zealand for the Women's Tandem Team! Great results and great fun all round! For

Milwaukee Glove trial - Thankyou Petone Rotary

Posted on 25th May 2017

A huge Thankyou to Petone Rotary for their support in purchasing our unit members milwaukee gloves to trail over the next 6 months. With in the trial the gloves will be put to the test with all our equipment during drill nights and fire calls and if successful hopefully these gloves will be rolled out to other areas. We are always

FENZ Leadership 1 July 2017

Posted on 6th January 2017

Leadership Structure of FENZ on 1 July, 2017 16 December, 2016 – EMBARGOED UNTIL 1PM After careful consideration on a range of options, the Board has decided on the leadership structure of Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ), which is to be established on 1 July, 2017. Given the changes in the sector being planned from 1 July, the Board considers it extremely important that our core

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