Brigade News

Magirus prototype purchase

Magirus prototype purchase

Posted on 4th April 2016

The Fire Service has purchased a one-off prototype. It is a fully built-up appliance from Europe - Magirus HLF 10 - built on an Iveco cab chassis.

Two new Fire Fighters graduate for Matata

Posted on 16th January 2016

A big congratulations to our two newly graduated Matata Volunteer Firefighters Lily Hofert and Luke Blom. They just completed the gruelling, week long recruit training course at the NZFS National Training Centre in Rotorua. Luke is standing and Lily crouched both dead centre of the photograph. Well done guys and welcome to the Fire Service family.

Fire rips through block of flats - 19th October 2015

Posted on 8th January 2016

Volunteers protecting their rural communities

Posted on 18th December 2015

Waikuku Beach Volunteer Rural Fire Force, Waimakariri From left: Joel Robb, Maureen Robb, James Marks, Karen Purchas, Duncan O’Keefe, Penny Stewart (No. 1 whitebait catcher) Waikuku Beach trains every Monday night 7-9pm and the last Sunday of the month from 2-4pm. A lot of what we do is area familiarisation, training and assessments of our local patch.

Incident Ground Communications (IGC) update

Posted on 2nd December 2015

From Nick Gray, NZFS Background The Incident Ground Communications (IGC) radio replacement project is underway, representing movement on a significant theme of your Vision 2020 feedback. The required budget to progress the project has now been allocated and a tender has been released to select the supplier for our new IGC radio equipment. IGC Working Group The IGC Working Group has

2016 UFBA Regional Firefighter Combat Challenge

Posted on 27th October 2015

This event is to be held on Saturday Feb 27 2016 at Peat Park, Wanganui and hosted by the Wanganui Brigade

Bowls Date

Posted on 6th September 2015

The 2017 Annual Bowls Tornament will be held at Tairua on Saturday 25th March 2017                                                


Posted on 6th September 2015

The Annual Reunion/Annual General Meeting will be held on the following dates at the following venues: September 30th to October 2nd 2016 in Waihi AND 22nd, 23rd & 24th September 2017 in Katitaia

New SSO for Haumoana Station

Posted on 10th July 2015

On the 9th August 2014 SSO Bill Tims stepped down as SSO of the Haumoana Brigade. Bill has beeen our OIC for 20 years and felt the time was right for somebody else to take over the leadership of the station. SO Graham Arthur was appointed SSO. Bill is still an active member of the brigade.

Queen’s Service Medals - May 2015

Queen’s Service Medals - May 2015

Posted on 29th June 2015

UFBA congratulates four current firefighters and one retired firefighter, who received Queen’s Service Medals (QSMs) at Government House in Wellington on 21 May from the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae. With Mark Adie, UFBA President (centre left) are recipients Wayne Hurunui (Shannon), Keith Norton (Harewood Station), Brian Watters (Morrinsville),

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