Congratulations to Jim Snedden from Waiuku for being a recipient in the 2018 New Years Honours list – a Queens Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Mr Jim Snedden has been a member of the Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade for 52 years.
Mr Snedden is still an active firefighter and life member of the Brigade and as an electrician has offered his expertise free of charge to the Brigade to make improvements to facilities in past years. Since 1990 he has been an active player with the New Zealand Firefighter Sports Association. He has been instrumental in promoting and selling the New Zealand Firefighter calendar to fundraise for the Child Cancer Foundation and to assist firefighters in their sporting endeavours to compete in the World Firefighter Games. His initiative has helped raise more than $860,000 for the Child Cancer Foundation. At the national level he has been a significant contributor to the welfare of volunteer firefighters by establishing the Benevolent Fund for Injured Volunteer Firefighters. He has been involved in the wider community and in more recent years he established and set up the Waiuku Christmas Display in the Town Hall to help promote Waiuku. Mr Snedden has also been made a Life Member of the Counties Manukau Orienteering Club in recognition of his contributions to the Club.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