Firefighter Sky Tower Stair challenge

Thousands raised by local brigades

The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge took place on Saturday 19 May, 2018. Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade’s Jim Snedden was on the fundraising leaderboard, in seventh. He raised $8483 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Jim was also awarded the Patu on the night for the competitor who showed the spirit of the Firefighters Sky Tower challenge event. A […]

Support our local Firefighters in raising funds

On May 19, 950 firefighters will take on the 1103 stairs of Auckland’s Sky Tower for the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raising funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. This year firefighters ranging in age from 16 to 76 years old will gear up with full firefighting kit and breathing apparatus weighing up to 25kg. To date this […]

Stepping up to the challenge

Fifty-one flights of stairs, 1103 steps and 25 kilograms of gear, and all done for charity. Nine firefighters from Pukekohe’s Volunteer Fire Brigade will be taking part in this year’s Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge on Saturday 19 May. Team captain Alex Tawhara along with Joseph O’Neill-Gregory, Grant Robertson, Jonathan Ryan, Amy Dodd, Clint van Eyssen, Janis Knights, Jon White […]

Yana’s Yarn—27 February 2018

Last Monday I spent the evening hanging out at the Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade to chat to some of the team who will be heading up the Sky Tower. My seven year old self was remembering the time the local Levin brigade came to my primary school to talk about fire safety. I’d been sitting up nicely throughout the presentation […]


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