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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.
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It is with deep regret that I advise the passing of retired Station Officer Alan Fletcher Upper Hutt Fire Brigade.
Alan passed away on Wednesday 17th February 2021.
He was a life member of the Upper Hutt Brigade and also a Past President of the Hutt Wellington Kapiti Sub Association.
Alan and Leonie were regular attendees at our Annual Conferences and reunions. He also enjoyed attending the Old Flames gatherings.
A service to celebrate Alan’s life will be held at the Wesley Centre, Corner Fergusson Drive & Benzie Avenue, Upper Hutt on Monday 22nd February 2021 at 11.00am.
At this sad time we extend our sincere condolences to Leonie and family along with Alan’s friends.
Serving Fire and Emergency New Zealand personnel are asked to attend in service uniform with medals, no caps
Rest in Peace Alan
11 Feb 2021
It is with deep regret that I advise of the passing of Ex Station Officer Bill Bambery Newlands Fire Brigade.
Bill passed away last night after being unwell since December 2020.
Bill was the holder of the 50yr medal, serving in Newlands and was also a foundation member of the Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Consequently he was elected a life member of the brigade.
As per the family and Bill’s request a private cremation is to be held.
At this sad time we extend our sincere condolences to Sue and family along with Bill’s friends.
Rest in peace Bill.
4 Feb 2021
It is with deep regret that I advise you of the passing of Ex Divisional Officer Tony Bruce, Wellington and Lower Hutt Fire Brigades.
Tony Passed away on 2nd February 2021 after a short illness .
He was very well known in the Wellington Region and would be remembered by many Firefighters past and present.
As in line with Tony’s wishes the family are holding a private service
At this sad time we extend our sincere condolences to Tony’s family and friends
Rest in Peace Tony
20 December 2020
Download the revised WPFBGSA Rule Book – Updated October 2020. Click here to download.
5 December 2020
Click here to download the latest Newsletter from the Wellington Provincial Gold Star Association.
1 November 2020
For information and an entry form for the 2021 Outdoor WPFBGSA bowls tournament to be held at Foxton Beach on 27 February 2021, click here or click on the “Upcoming Events” tab further down this page
Latest Medal Presentations
25 years service
DCFO Jason Mercer – SO Quentin Ward
Silverstream Volunteer Fire Brigade
Presented at Silverstream on 28 November 2020 to
DCFO Jason Mercer and SO Quentin Ward.
Our congratulations to both Jason and Quentin on the presentation of their 25 year gold star.
SFF Hayden Martin
Paraparaumu Fire Brigade
Presented at Paraparaumu on 28 November 2020 to
SFF Hayden Martin.
Our congratulations to Hayden on the presentation of his 25 year gold star.
L-R Kirsty Mercer, Jason Mercer, President Mike Aamodt, UFBA Sandy Lawson, AAM Matt Abel, Quentin Ward and Kellie Williams.
SFF Hayden Martin receiving his gold star from SVP Tony Swain during the honours night at Paraparaumu Fire Station.
Senior ComCen Operator Toni David
Central Communications Centre
Presented at Wellington on 3 November 2020 to
Our congratulations to Toni on the presentation of her 25 year gold star.
SO Brian Slader
Haumoana Volunteer Fire Brigade
Presented at Haumoana on 14 November 2020 to
SO Brian Slader.
Our congratulations to Brian on the presentation of his 25 year gold star.
R Cook (Toni’s partner), Toni David, UFBA Representative Sandy Lawson, President Mike Aamodt
L – R SSO Graham Arthur, Dale Slader, SO Brian Slader, UFBA Representative Kevin Adie, Mike Aamodt President Gold Star Assn
SO Ian Petersen
Foxton Volunteer Fire Brigade
Presented at Foxton on 17 October 2020 to
SO Ian Petersen.
Our congratulations to Ian on the presentation of his 25 year gold star.
SFF David Minnis
Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade
Presented at Waikanae on 31 October 2020 to
SFF David Minnis.
Our congratulations to David on the presentation of his 25 year gold star.
L – R President WPFBA Nigel Ruscoe, UFBA President James Walker, SO Ian Petersen, Rae Petersen, President Gold Star Assn Mike Aamodt, AM Mitchell Brown
L – R CFO Sarah Sundgren, UFBA Life Member Peter Lockery, SFF David Minnis, Mike Aamodt President Gold Star Assn
The Executive Team – 2020 to 2021
Back Row L to R: VP Tony Adie, VP Stephen Monks, JVP John Edmond.
Front Row: L to R: IPP Gary Weaver, Pres. Mike Aamodt, Sec/Tres: John May, SVP Tony Swain
Absent: Patron Allen Procter, VP John Rowe
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