The National Community Readiness and Recovery team were faced with a unique challenge when Wellington’s Queensgate shopping centre asked for their help in creating a children’s book.
Tune into Seven Sharp tomorrow at 7pm to see our people showcase the devastation a fire can cause in the home.
In 2020, the Department of Conservation, Lake Rotoiti Volunteer Fire Brigade and the local community came together to establish the Rotoiti FireSmart Working Group and were given permission to form a ‘Green Firebreak’ alongside an important access road.
Earlier this month, Counties Manukau Community Readiness and Recovery (CRR) team organised a volunteer training day at Paerata School, near Pukekohe.
This week is Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoa Language Week. The theme for this year is ‘Mitamita i lau gagana, maua’a lou fa’asinomaga’ - ‘Be proud of your language and grounded in your identity’.
‘The Pegasus Beach fire has shown us how important it is for communities to understand and mitigate their risks and the Woodend Campground’s evacuation plan is an example of a community doing so.’
We recently introduced the Kotahitanga Community Engagement Framework - a simple, practical tool that has been designed to enhance the mahi our people are already doing and make our engagement activities easier, more efficient, and more effective.
In March 2023, Fire and Emergency Board appointed 19 new members to six of our seven Local Advisory Committees (LACs) in Northland, Tairāwhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough, West Coast and Otago. In addition, the Fire and Emergency Board agreed to Fire and Emergency standing up nine further LACs next year.
O’Week season is in full swing across the motu and our teams have been popping up at universities in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago and Invercargill to engage one of our high-risk audience – young people living in rental accommodation – and encourage them to ‘stay off the stove’ if they’re drunk or high.
Efforts of search and rescue teams in Hawke's Bay lead to new relationships being built with local iwi.