Selwyn Centre farewells coordinator

On Tuesday 18 September, the Tuakau Selwyn Centre farewelled Judy Skinner, their Coordinator for the last 10 years. The Centre, for isolated and lonely elderly people, based at Tuakau’s St John’s Anglican Church, now has a group of about 20 people. Sue Morgan will be taking over from Judy and is excited for what’s ahead. “It’s all been a highlight for […]

Pukekohe Fire Report— 24 July 2018

12 Jul:  Motor Vehicle Accident 13 Jul:  Child locked in car 14 Jul: Motor Vehicle Accident 16 Jul: Motor Vehicle Accident, Call to assist police, Privately monitored alarm 18 Jul: Medical, Motor Vehicle Accident SAFETY MESSAGE: Making your kitchen fire safe is a really important part of having a fire safe home. Unattended cooking fires are the leading cause of house fires in New Zealand. There have been […]

Pukekohe Fire Report

Here’s what we’ve been up to over the last week: 29 Jun 18 Horse stuck in horse float Medical 30 June 18 Ute on fire on side of motorway 3 Jul 18 Medical Rubbish Fire Car Fire This week’s safety message:  Cold weather means potentially icy roads. Take care and make sure your car is safe to operate and also drive […]

Brigades tend to house fire

On Wednesday 4 July 2018, the Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade and a career crew from Papakura received multiple calls to a house fire in Tuakau. After arriving at the house, there was a visible fire in the kitchen area, and a substantial amount of smoke. However, the crews involved had the fire under control promptly. Ben Wilson, Officer in Charge […]

Weather takes Franklin by storm

While most of us were tucked away in the warmth of our homes, there were groups working in the cold, the wind and the darkness to restore power. On Tuesday night 10 April through to Wednesday morning 11 April, a weather bomb hit, tearing roofs off houses, displacing trees and downing power lines all over Franklin. Fire and Emergency New […]

Onewhero Fire Siren retires

The siren at the Onewhero Fire Station has been silent recently, but not because there have been no call outs. The siren, an eighty year old piece of machinery, has finally given up. Graham Davies, from the Onewhero Fire Station, says the siren was apparently an old air raid siren from Ardmore Air Field and was given to the brigade around […]

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