Fire & Emergency New Zealand

Positive workplace culture review and action plan

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released an independent review into its workplace policies, practices and procedures to address bullying and harassment, which has clearly highlighted a need for change.

The Positive Workplace Culture Review, commissioned by Chief Executive Rhys Jones on 9 July 2018, was led by retired Judge, and former Chair of Pumicelands Enlarged Rural Fire District, Coral Shaw, supported by a reference group of experts.

The full report was released on 24 January 2019: 

Positive Workplace Culture Review Report


We have been releasing six-monthly progress reports on our Positive Workplace Culture Programme. You can view these below:

Supporting information

Media release

Fire and Emergency New Zealand releases bullying and harassment review


Following on from the review, an action plan has been developed to address the 33 recommendations. Go to