Local fire bosses meet Minister over changes
The meeting was arranged by Hunua MP Andrew Bayly and gave firefighters the chance to talk directly with the Minister over proposals for change in the Fire Service. There are three possible options for change, including enhancing the current system; modifying it to establish new rural fire authorities; and setting up a single organisation responsible for both rural and urban services.
Mr Dunne said much had changed since the fire service was set up to put out building and house fires as the Government looks at the biggest changes in the history of the service. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post