On 18 December 2021, Fire and Emergency was called to a vegetation fire in Waiharara, Northland. Since that afternoon we have been working alongside the Department of Conservation, our forestry partners, NZDF, Ngai Takoto iwi and the Kaimaumau community to contain the fire and prevent any loss of life or damage to property.
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.
SFF Logan Martin and his crew at Henderson Fire Station hosted singer/ventriloquist Emily Cuff and her puppet friend Violet for a segment called “Emily and Violet” on TVNZ children's programme What Now.
Counties Manukau SO Roy Williams and FRMO Emma Goldsworthy connected with the community of Great Barrier Island to promote fire safety in both English and te reo Māori.
Te Hiku hosts a monthly wananga where their people can kōrero and practice mihi, pepeha and waiata.
As a recipient of the Sir John Te Ahikaiata Turei Memorial Grant, SO, Warren Samuels is embarking on education to build his knowledge and understanding of te reo and te ao Māori.