Rex Simpson

25/09/2021 | In Memoriam | National

Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade advise of the passing of ex Firefighter Rex Simpson on Friday 17 September. Rex also served as Firemaster at Nelson Airport, and Deputy Firemaster at RNZAF Base Woodbourne serving a total of 37 years. A private service has been held at Rex’s request.

Minimising contact at Taiharuru fire

08/09/2021 | Operational | Te Hiku (previously Region 1)

On 25 August, Fire and Emergency responded to a vegetation fire started by the hot exhaust of a car that drove through long grass in a paddock adjoining Taiharuru Road, Whangarei. Initially a response of two pumps and a water tanker from three stations, Whangarei Heads, Onerahi and Hikurangi were dispatched.