Resources for leaders

The resources and materials on this page are for leaders to use in discussions with their teams.

This is one of the ways in which the FENZ Transition Project Team is supporting leaders to get, and keep, their teams involved and informed about this transition. Remember to check other parts of this website for more updates and resources, including fact sheets.

Please email us on if you are unable to download these materials, and we will contact you to work out a way of getting these to you.


Day One Media

Information for media and individuals for Day One of Fire and Emergency New Zealand, 1 July 2017.

Rural Leaders National Workshop - 14 June 2017

The rural leaders of Fire and Emergency New Zealand came together, for the first time in their new roles, in Wellington on 14 June 2017. The National Workshop provided information our rural leaders, and their teams, need for Day One and beyond.

Resources provided on the day included:


Fire and Emergency New Zealand Rural Organisational charts - June 2017

From 1 July, approximately 63 Rural Fire Authority employees will join Fire and Emergency New Zealand. There will also be 42 additional roles for rural fire services. The new rural organisational structures are arranged in similar geographical areas as the current urban fire boundaries.

The majority of additional roles for rural will either be in volunteer support or will provide services previously available from a territorial authority or Enlarged Rural Fire District. Additionally, rural has five new Regional Managers Rural, who look after rural fire services, and are part of the Operational Leadership Team.


For the rural directorate and organisational structures for each rural region, click here 

Day one preparation sessions

May-June 2017

This is the Participant Resources document for the Day One Preparation Sessions, being held in all regions through May and June.  This document is intended to support presentations by leaders to groups of personnel about Fire and Emergency New Zealand. It includes FAQs and factsheets.

Here are a series of videos that are also resources for the Day One Preparation Sessions:


Here are the fact sheets contained within the pack:

Phase 2 Blueprint (integration 2017-2020)

This is a summary of the Phase 2 Blueprint. It sets out the high level strategy for Fire and Emergency New Zealand from July 2017 to June 2020, including the six strategic priorities.

Read the fact sheet on integration and the Phase 2 Blueprint

Watch a two-minute video of Transition Director, David Strong, talking about the integration phase.

National Forum

27 April 2017

These are the presentations from the National Forum which provided a comprehensive update on progress toward Day One of Fire and Emergency New Zealand.


Day One readiness handout – covers all areas of progress toward Day One

Integration 2017 – 2020 – presenting the plan for the first three years of Fire and Emergency NZ

Identity – the identity for Fire and Emergency New Zealand was shared for the first time at the event. You can see pictures and background here.

Text Q&A – People were able to text in questions during the event.

Paul Swain’s talking points – Key messages from the Chair’s speech.

Leaders Pack

March 2017

This resource is intended to help you answer questions from your teams and other people. It is in two parts, and is available as slides only, or as slides with speaking notes attached:

Part 1 – Background information about the transition, and the project

Slides and notes

Slides only

Part 2 – An update on progress, and next steps

Slides and notes

Slides only

Note that a draft set of Part 2 (slides only) were distributed at the Leading through change forums, held in Wellington and Auckland on 28 February and 2 March 2017.

Our leaders are critical to our success

Paul Swain, Board Chair, February 2017

View the presentation Board Chair, Paul Swain, made at the Leading through change forum, held in Wellington and Auckland on 28 February and 2 March 2017.

The importance of leaders during change

Paul Swain, Board Chair, July 2016

We are all building a new organisation – Fire and Emergency New Zealand. We need all of our people involved and engaged to achieve this. Leaders play a key role in helping teams during times of change. Teams want to hear from their leaders about this transition, and how it impacts on them.

Board Chair, Paul Swain, explains the critical role of leaders during change in this short video from his presentation to the FRFANZ conference on 28 July 2016.

Additional resources