By invitation, Volunteering New Zealand has made a submission to the Tax Working Group (on 30 April 2018) regarding making changes to the tax system to benefit volunteers and volunteering. A key recommendation is to give real consideration to the implementation of a ‘Volunteer Tax Rebate’.
The UFBA under our Memorandum of Understanding with Volunteering NZ was consulted to input
UFBA Board Chair Rick Braddock has today announced the appointment of Richie Smith as an Independent Director and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Smith will replace Mr. Braddock whose mandatory six year term concludes in June. Richie Smith has been in Directorship roles dating back to 1995 covering a broad range of sectors including start-up, export and foreign investment, farming, transport,
The most recent reviews of the Fire Service (Swain 2012) and (Dunne 2015) recognised that any changes would only be successful if the perspective of communities are included to inform and influence the structure, methods of operation and the work of any future organisation. This more outward looking and inclusive approach is seen as critical to growing a stronger more influential
Around 240 personnel from around the country have now graduated from the highly valued UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop following the 15th course in Wellington in March.
Public consultation on the proposed boundaries for Local Advisory Committees (LACs) will start on Monday 9 April.
UFBA Service Honours - 50 Year and Gold Star medals from January - February 2018
Fire and Emergency NZ, UFBA and NZPFU are joint-sponsoring a film in the upcoming French Film Festival.
The Brigade is a film set around a composite brigade in Southern France and is screening around New Zealand in March - see screenings below.
It is “shot in a manner which evolves the style of a documentary….(and) celebrates the
UFBA/FRFANZ representatives met with the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon Tracey Martin, on 15 February 2018.
UFBA South Island Waterway Challenge on 24 February was a great success
UFBA Leading Psychological Wellbeing Workshop February 2018