Stay safe and well this Waitangi weekend - From UFBA President Jason Prendergast
Kia Ora Koutou Katoa
As we celebrate an important part of New Zealand’s history this weekend, please see my short video to you. Everything that you do to make your communities safer is very much appreciated, and we hope that you are able to enjoy time with family and loved ones.
Greater parts of the country are at increased alerts for fire conditions due to the great weather we have been experiencing, and we know the roads will be busier than normal being a long weekend, so please stay safe when attending to calls.
There has been a lot of interest lately which has questioned the role that the UFBA participates with in advocacy issues, and we are pleased to be able to release some statistics which show the positive and influential contribution our advocate volunteers and staff have been able to perform in assisting our members. These are impressive results and a part of our business that will continue to grow over the coming times.
While we move further into 2021 and look to return to normality, please let the lessons of last year be as guidance towards improving the way we treat ourselves, each other and our place in the community. You are all leaders and role models in the eyes of New Zealanders, and the public's expectations of us all will rightfully so continue to get higher. Let’s be better than we ever have been, and continue to improve together for our membership, the UFBA and the New Zealand public.
Lastly I applaud you all as always for everything you do, but would ask that you take time to get out and about, enjoy the sun with some exercise when you can, and spend quality time with your families. A health body and mind will always lead to a healthier you.
Nga mihi nui ki a kotou.
Jason Prendergast, UFBA President 2020-21