The FENZ Transition project has been set up to establish Fire and Emergency New Zealand, an amalgamation of the New Zealand Fire Service, the National Rural Fire Authority, 12 enlarged rural fire districts and 26 territorial authority rural fire authorities.

The project, through its workstreams, will set up a single, amalgamated organisation from 1 July 2017. Find out what’s changing and what’s not here.

Over the following four years, it will cement further changes to build a modern, nationwide service integrating what are currently separate urban, rural, volunteer and paid firefighting forces. The project will also set up local committees to ensure Fire and Emergency New Zealand is linked strongly to the communities it serves and protects.


Costs of rural fire servicing – MartinJenkins report

Feb 14, 2017

An independent assessment, commissioned by the Fire Services Commission Board, puts the current operational cost of providing rural fire services at $35 million a year. This is the first time...

Board Update – 30/11/16

Nov 30, 2016

National earthquake response The Board commends our organisations, both urban and rural for their professional response to the major 7.8M earthquake centred in Kaikoura / Waiau on Monday 14 November,...

Board Update – 4/11/16

Nov 04, 2016

Levy Consultation On Thursday 27 October, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne and I issued a joint-release to mark the beginning of public consultation on the future funding of New Zealand’s...

The FENZ Transition Project

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