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COVID-19 Vaccine Update
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While the government has not said first and co-responders must be vaccinated, we acknowledge the view of some members, that this may happen.  The UFBA assures members that if this occurs, we are here to support you.

APES Games 2022
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Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Australasian Police and  Emergency Services (AP&ES) Games have been postponed from March 2022 until March 2023.

ACC legislation starting to change
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It’s a good start! The requirement to prove that a disease or infection is not work related will soon be back on ACC.

143rd AGM & Conference 2021 important update
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Tēnā koutou katoa

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In 2020 the UFBA Benevolent Fund Trustees put together a financial assistance package for personnel facing significant financial hardship due to the impact of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

CHALLENGE PANEL MEMBER VACANCY
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  • Can you bring expertise and a positive, can-do attitude?
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The UFBA has made inquiries with FENZ about the possibility of recognising the 20th anniversary of the United Nations International year of the volunteer, perhaps by issuing another medal.

Peter Dunne
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The United Fire Brigades’ Association of NZ (UFBA) are delighted to announce that Hon.

IAIN MCGREGOR/STUFF
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The United Fire Brigades’ Association is in touch with local leaders across the Canterbury region to offer our support as the storm continues to ravage the region.  Click here to view NIWA’s

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We’re celebrating a refreshed ‘Accord’ bringing together the United Fire Brigades’ Association, the NZ Firefighters Welfare Society and the NZ Firefighters Credit Union. The Accord formally acknowledges the mutual goals and opportunities shared by all three.

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Following the announcement of the appointment of Independent Appointed Director Jacqueline Apiata-Coyne, the UFBA Board is pleased to advise that Hon. Peter Dunne has also joined the Board in an ex officio role.

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jacqui Apiata-Coyne to the Board of the United Fire Brigades' Association.

Newsletter

To read a copy of the March 2021 enewsletter click here:

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Fire and Emergency NZ have formally acknowledged that there was no excuse for the total absence of volunteer, rural and UFBA representation in Te Hiku region’s Project LIFT.

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The UFBA is pleased to see the Court of Appeal’s determination to uphold Fire and Emergency’s process on appointments for leadership positions across New Zealand.

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Kia ora members

In light of the government’s announcement over the weekend that Auckland is now at Level 3 and the rest of the country at Level 2, we are forced to make some changes to our services:

February 2021 enewsletter
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Sent to subscribers 22 February 2021.
Click here https://mailchi.mp/ufba/february-2021-updates

Kia ora everyone!

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United Fire Brigades’ Association (UFBA) Independent Appointed Director Brenda Pilott has retired from her position on the UFBA Board.

Top ten
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Revisit the top 10 achievements of 2020 as featured in our January 2021 newsletter.

See here https://mailchi.mp/ufba/dec2020

Newsletter

First updates of 2021

Sent to subscribers 6 January 2021 - Including a recap on 2020, play your part in a working group, new Fire Shop now open, update from the Board and all dates for Challenge

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The Government is currently developing plans for the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations as part of its $37 million vaccine strategy (

Newsletter

End of year newsletter

End of year message and UFBA's top 10 achievements in 2020