Each Region has elected representatives at meetings held throughout New Zealand.

We encourage everyone to attend a meeting when they are held in your Region. The aim of the meetings is to create a safe inclusive space, where our women can discuss any issues we have, share the good things that are happening, and enjoy the opportunity to network with other women working in similar roles. Feedback from past meetings has been extremely positive.

Should anyone need to contact us for support or advice, or for general enquiries, please email:

You can also contact our Regional representatives directly. Their contact details are listed by Region below.

Regional representatives

District Contact Fire and Emergency role(s) 
Northland     Ady McKenzie

Senior Firefighter 
Te Hiku NWAC Career Rep

Whangarei Station

Kaye AhSam Advisor Women’s Development  NHQ
Linda Jarrett Deputy Chief Fire Officer (Volunteer) Portland Brigade
Merilene Horsford Firefighter (Volunteer) Towai Brigade
Penny Searle Station Officer (Volunteer) Dargaville Brigade
Waitemata   Katie Pocock Senior Station Officer Takapuna Station
Nicky Lafferty

Senior Firefighter
Afi Pasefika member

Takapuna Station
Sarah Capon

Station Officer (Volunteer)

Silverdale Station
Auckland City  Tobi Noble

Senior Firefighter

Onehunga Station
Mary Harding

Operational Support (Volunteer)
Te Hiku NWAC Volunteer Rep

Auckland Operational Support Unit
Counties Manukau  Dora Dehar

Senior Firefighter
Te Roopu member

Papatoetoe Station
Laura Lindsay

Senior Advisor Community Readiness & Recovery

Region HQ  Fiona Clark

Manager Region HR
Operational Support (Volunteer)

East Coast Bays Brigade
Laure Chisaka

People Services Manager

Male Champions Vaughan Mackereth

District Manager 

Auckland City District
Role/District Name and email
Chair Michelle Forrest (email to be confirmed)
Deputy Chair TBC
Secretary Leanne Cryer

Karen Holmes

Jenna Arnel

Siobhan Flaningan

Leanne Cryer

Lily Nielsen

Bay of Plenty

Kimberley Bruce

Michelle Forrest (email to be confirmed)

Tairāwhiti Trudi Hicklin
Pumicelands  Brenda Davis
District Contact Fire and Emergency role(s) 
Wellington Anita Murrell Station Officer (Volunteer) Tawa Brigade
Angel McSaveney National Advisor Coordination Centres
Rural Firefighter (Volunteer)
Wellington North Brigade
Jill Webley Senior Dispatcher Central Communications
Alicia Lenz Firefighter (Volunteer) Masterton Brigade
Manawatu-Whanganui Anna Gordon Senior Advisor Community Readiness & Recovery  
Sarah Knight Senior Firefighter (Volunteer) Levin Brigade
Liana Smith Operational Support (Volunteer) Ohakune Brigade
Hawke's Bay Sarena Montgomery Deputy Chief Fire Officer (Volunteer) Norsewood Brigade
Joanna Read Chief Fire Officer (Volunteer) Ormondville Brigade
Taranaki  Janis Baker Firefighter (Volunteer) Inglewood Brigade
Mia Lennox Volunteer Support Administrator
Rural Crew Leader (Volunteer)

Kohi Brigade

Taja Smith Qualified Firefighter New Plymouth Station
District Contact Fire and Emergency role(s)
Nelson Marlborough Anthea Shearer Firefighter Nelson Station
West Coast Aleisha Jellyman Business Services Coordinator  
Canterbury Jean Barr Operational Support (Volunteer) Amberley Brigade
LaWanda Cowan Qualified Firefighter Christchurch City Station
Mid-South Canterbury Carrie Lakin Group Manager  
Contact Fire and Emergency role(s)  
Amber Hollis Trainer Alexandra
Danelle Jones Rural Firefighter Glenorchy Brigade
Donna Wallace Senior Firefighter (Volunteer) Tapanui Brigade
Rob Torrance Group Manager Dunedin
Lucy Coyle Rural Firefighter Wakari Brigade
Aimee Taylor Senior Firefighter Dunedin City Station

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