Provincial Associations

The UFBA maintains a special relationship with our Provincial partners, who are unique members of the UFBA helping to represent their local regional members.

Introducing the Provincial Associations

The UFBA maintains a close relationship with our Provincial Association partners who, as Associate members of the UFBA, share common interests. For decades, the Provincial Associations have been the local outreach for the UFBA and many of our officers come from Provincial Association executive roles. There are also Sub-Associations for some regions.

Nelson Marlborough Provincial Fire Brigade Association


Nelson Marlborough Provincial FB Association
  • President: Gawen Howard - Takaka
  • Vice President: Ryan Grenfell - Havelock
  • Junior Vice PresidentSam Oliver - Richmond
  • Secretary/Treasurer: 
  • Patron: Graeme Miller - Collingwood


Canterbury Povincial

Canterbury Provincial Fire Brigades' Association 

  • Immediate Past President: Cath Sharp - Darfield
  • President: Amelia Jackman - Rangiora
  • Vice President: Ed Anscombe - Geraldine
  • Executive member Year 3: Bryce Bisphan - Lincoln
  • Executive member Year 2: Melissa McArtney - Hanmer Springs
  • Executive member Year 1: Peter Lauryssens - Lyttleton
  • Secretary/Treasurer : Jean Barr - Amberley
  • Patron:– Alan Cockburn




We are a long-established organisation that represents 150 Canterbury Fire Brigades, hosting challenges and advocating for our brigades at a national level.  The Canterbury Provincial Fire Brigades' Association's first Annual meeting was held on the 24th of February 1915 at the Timaru Fire Station. The 50th AGM and Conference were held on the 7th of October 1966 in Hamner Springs.  The 100th AGM and Conference were held on the 10th of September 2016 in Ashburton.

Auckland Provincial Fire Brigades' Association 

Auckland Provincial
  • President: Colin Thompson - Kamo
  • Immediate Past President: Milan Lukic - Whitianga
  • Vice President: Lesina Walden - Ngongotaha
  • Junior Vice President: Nathan Bennetto - Ngongotaha
  • Executive Member: Ricky Hodge - Papakura
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Milan Lukic - Whitianga
  • Patron: Ray Topia


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Taranaki Provincial Fire Brigades' Association

  • President: Andrew Cotter - Inglewood
  • Immediate Past President: Craig Johnson - Kaponga
  • Vice President: Josh Paice - Ngamotu
  • Junior Vice President: Janis Baker - Inglewood
  • Secretary: Jill Webley - Kaponga
  • Treasurer: Alan Speck
  • Patron: Max Rogers


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Wellington Provincial Fire Brigades' Association

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  • President: Mati Soi Wainuiomata
  • Immediate Past President: Nigel Ruscoe - Seaview
  • Vice President: Todd Ansell – Heretaunga Rural 
  • Senior Vice President: Stephen Jones - Heretaunga
  • Secretary/Treasurer:  Jane Davie - Porirua

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The Wellington Provincial Fire Brigades’ Association was formed in June 1911, initiated by Superintendent Jim McMillan of the Dannevirke VFB.

The first AGM, held on 6 April 1912, was hosted by Dannevirke with 15 of the 19 original member Brigades present. The Association now has 65 member Brigades and extends from Wellington to Gisborne in the East across to Whanganui in the West.

The Association is committed to uniting member brigades, promoting competitions, sports, and general good fellowship, and assisting brigades and individual members as necessary, including in times of stress or misfortune.

West Coast

West Coast Provincial Fire Brigades' Association

  • President: Grant King - Greymouth
  • Immediate Past President: Ryan Fleming - Reefton

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Otago Southland Prov logo

Otago/Southland Provincial Fire Brigades' Association

  • President: Jeff Manson - Mossburn
  • Immediate Past President: Amber Hollis - Dunstan
  • Senior Vice President:  Rudi Verplancke - Edendale
  • Junior Vice President: Greg Harper - Omarama
  • Executive Member: Will Hall - Ravensbourne
  • Treasurer: Hamish Clapp - Roslyn
  • Secretary: Rodney Leitch – Wyndham

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