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The Wellington Provincial Gold Star Association consists of over 700 serving and retired fire service personnel who are recipients of the United Fire Brigade’s Association of New Zealand 25 year gold star presented for service within the New Zealand Fire Service.

What is in our Website

Our site has a number of sections where you can find out more information, read reports, get the latest news on upcoming events and purchase some of our specialist products. On our Reports page

  • Association rules
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • Recent Recipients
  • Upcoming Recipients
  • Officeholders

2017 AGM and Conference – Eastbourne 13-15 April 2018






To be held at Porirua – Saturday 22 April 2017

 2017 Conference Information and Registration forms all available at the bottom of the website front page


Bowls Tournament Trophies

Latest News Flash

 6 January 2018

It is with great sadness we advise of the passing of SFF Brett “Gonzo” How , Hastings Fire Brigade.

Brett passed away in the morning of Wednesday 3rd of January after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by family and friends.

Gonzo started in Auckland on the 5th September 1988 and served in brigades in the Auckland area until 18th February 1996 where he returned home and has served on Hastings Station since.

With a little over 29 years’ service, Gonzo was well known and respected by all and will be sorely missed by everyone.  He will leave a big hole in the Hawkes Bay Area, Hastings Station and especially his beloved Hastings Brown Watch.

A funeral service will be held at Hastings Fire Station on Tuesday 9th of January at 1300hrs.

Full service uniform to be worn – no caps, for an honour guard at the conclusion of the ceremony.

The family have requested all donations received to be donated to the Lowe Walker rescue helicopter who Brett served as a volunteer crewman for a number of years, recently receiving an honours award for this work at the national SAR award presentations in Wellington in May ’17.

There will be parking at the rear of Hastings Station with entry off McLeod street.

There will be light refreshments after the service at Hastings Station where everyone is welcome to stay and share stories about Gonzo.

Gonzo is lying in state at his home at 814 Eaton Road, Hastings.  Cherie and family invite visitors to share stories of Gonzo and pay their respects.

Messages of condolence can also be sent to the same address or to Hastings Fire Station.

Any questions please feel free to contact either AAC Glen Varcoe (027) 406 7754  or Nicki Bates on (027) 320 9019

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Cherie, family and friends.


John May