Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Proposal to set up combined Taranaki Rural Fire District

Proposal to set up combined Taranaki Rural Fire District

Just over a week remains for public input on proposed changes to the way Taranaki’s rural fire services are governed, managed and administered.

The three District Councils within Taranaki and the Department of Conservation (DoC) have agreed to merge their existing rural fire districts to form a single Taranaki Rural Fire District, effective from 1 July 2013.

South Taranaki District Council (STDC) chief executive, Craig Stevenson, says the aim of the proposal is to create a more focussed and co-ordinated service for the Taranaki region.

“The proposed new entity, governed by a Board of seven directors and managed by a full time Principal Rural Fire Officer, will undertake all rural fire functions previously carried out by the Councils and DoC. At an operational level there will be little change except that training and support for rural fire volunteers will be enhanced,” says Mr Stevenson.

Details of the “Proposal to Establish an Enlarged Rural Fire District in Taranaki” are available from any of the Council Service Centres, the STDC LibraryPlus facilities and the DoC office in New Plymouth. Alternatively it can be found on the STDC website www.southtaranaki.com .

Submissions should be sent to the National Rural Fire Authority, PO Box 2133, Wellington before 4pm on Thursday 31st January 2013.


- ENDS –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news