Brigade News

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

Timsie’s Toys

Posted on 22nd October 2016

In memory of SFF Bill Tims, the staff of BNZ Hastings collected soft toys for the Haumoana Fire Brigade to have on hand to comfort children that are involved in emergencies we attend. Some staff from the BNZ along with Bills wife Natalie, Bills children and grand children came along to our station to present these toys

Good in the Hood

Posted on 10th September 2016

Support for our brigade through the latest Good in the Hood community support fundraiser with Z Energy Karamu Rd saw our brigade receive $858. This money had enabled us to purchase emergency lighting that is needed in the even of a civil defence emergency. These lights will add to the generator and heater we have already purchased for our community.  

WPFBA Newsletter - August 2016

Posted on 9th September 2016 Circular 4, August 2016.doc

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