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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.

Latest News Flash

 19 Jan 2021

It is with deep regret that I advise the passing of Operational Support Firefighter Humana (Boots) Haronga, Shannon Fire Brigade

Boots was a Gold Star member, life member and local volunteer, serving with the Shannon brigade for 41 years.

A tangi and funeral service will be held at the Poutu Marae, Shannon – Foxton Road, Moutoa on Thursday 21st January commencing at 11am. 

Brigade members attending should wear undress uniform and medals, no caps.

At this sad time we extend our sincere condolences to Boot’s family and friends.

Rest in Peace Boots

 31 December 2020

Firstly Happy New Year to Everyone, Lets Hope 2021 is certainly a better year than what we shortly will leave behind. Take Care and stay safe.

Please join President Mike and the Executive extending congratulations to FF Ops Support Bruce Herbert Thompson (QSM), Ohakune Fire Brigade.

Bruce has been awarded the Queens Service Medal (QSM) in the 2021 New Year’s Honours  for services  to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community.

Bruce is still serving in the Ohakune Brigade 55yrs after joining the brigade and is currently in the Ops Support Role.

Along with this remarkable time he has served his community as a  Local Business Owner and for many years as a councillor with many terms on the Ohakune Borough, Waimarino and Ruapehu District Councils along with being a board member of the Wamarino /Waiouru Community Board.

Congratulations are extended to Bruce on this well-deserved recognition.

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

Toni David.

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

2019 AGM held at Fielding –  6th April 

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
  • Officeholders

WPFBGSA – 2021 Outdoor Bowls Tournament to be held at Foxton Beach on 27th February 2021. Download the information sheet and entry form below