In this update, I introduce our new values. Values are core to our organisation’s culture—they describe what’s important to all of us at Fire and Emergency; who we are and the organisation we aspire to be.
On 24 January 2019, I publicly released the findings and 33 recommendations of retired Judge Coral Shaw’s independent review into the workplace policies, practices and procedures to address bullying and harassment at Fire and Emergency. Today, I am very pleased to release our Positive Workplace Culture Action Plan.
This week I’ve visited Christchurch, spending time with our crews and Comcen staff who were on duty at the time of the mosque attacks on 15 March, and also with the Police and Civil Defence.
This week I took our new Executive Leadership Team to Region 5. My latest video update shares some of the highlights from our trip.
My latest blog celebrates International Women's Day and includes updates on the Tasman District Fire, Tranche 1 consultation and our Executive Leadership Team.
Today we’re launching a new challenge on Beacon, calling for your ideas about what we can do to build a culture that’s more respectful and inclusive.
This week I visited Nelson to witness the response first hand, and to personally acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved.
Today marks the second anniversary of the Port Hills fires; an event that has helped to shape the creation of a fully unified fire and emergency service for New Zealand.
Yesterday I spent the day at Waitangi, where Fire and Emergency attended the commemorations and engaged with families visiting the Waitangi festival.
Last year we began the process of reshaping our organisation to meet both the changing demands of communities throughout the country and the changing nature of our work. Now it’s time to look at the next stage of our consultation process.