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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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1 November 2020
It is with deep regret that I advise the passing of Hinetau Ngatoro, Te Karaka Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Both she and her late husband Henry were gold star recipients and life members of the Te Karaka Brigade.
At this sad time we extend our sincere condolences to Hinetau’s family and friends.
Funeral details as follows: Service tonight 2nd November 2020 at 7pm. Tangi 11am, tomorrow 3rd November 2020.
Both at Takipu Marae, Matawai Road Te Karaka. Full undress to be worn.
Rest in Peace Hinetau
26 September 2020
This is a reminder that the 2020 AGM that was postponed earlier this year is scheduled to go ahead on Saturday 31st October commencing at 1030hrs to be held at the Palmerston North Fire Station, Community meeting Room.
Details relating to the Conference were included in the August 2020 Newsletter, that was circulated to members and is also below. The conference will be streamed on Skype and the link is included in the Newsletter.
As we are in Alert Level 1 Area Commander Mitchell Brown has confirmed that all systems are go for the planned date.
If members are attending the meeting at Palmerston North please let me know by 23rd October for Catering Purposes for the light luncheon after the conference.
The documents relating to the conference can be downloaded below, so if you are attending please bring them with you.
31 August 2020
You are welcome to download and read our August Newsletter. Click here to download and enjoy !
Latest Medal Presentations
25 years service
SSO John Edmond
Presented at Remutaka on Saturday 3 October 2020 to SSO John Edmond from the Remutaka Operational Support Unit
Our congratulations to John on the presentation of his 25 year gold star.
This is recognition of John’s extraordinary contribution to Fire and Emergency NZ and the people of his community.
SFF Ken Vercoe
Presented at Hastings on Saturday 10 October 2020 to SFF Ken Vercoe from the Hastings Fire Brigade Volunteer Unit.
Our congratulations to Ken on the presentation of his 25 year gold star.
This is recognition of Ken’s extraordinary contribution to Fire and Emergency NZ and the people of his community.
L – R President Mike Aamodt, SSO John Edmond, Ann Edmond, UFBA Representative Sandy Lawson
President Mike Aamodt, Ken Vercoe and Brenda Ericcson, UFBA PP Mark Adie.
The Executive Team – 2019 to 2020
Back Row L to R: Patron Herb Carberry, VP Tony Adie, SVP Mike Aamodt, VP John Rowe, President Gary Weaver, JVP Stephen Monks, Secretary John May.
Front Row: L to R: IPP Dennis Bristow, VP Tony Swain.
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
- May 2020 Newsletter
- Gold stars and 50 year medals to be presented in 2020 (19 June 2020)
- Gold stars and 50 year medals presented in 2019 (19 June 2020)