The Titahi Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade needs three to four new members to act in the non-operational position of community engagement officer. Chief fire officer Tony Leighton said they would be primarily involved in presenting community events related to fire safety, education and profile-raising and with communications and welfare co-ordination during large-scale emergencies. The broad role would suit anyone, from recent retirees to mid-20 year-olds who wish to give back to their community, he says. A commitment of about two-to-three hours a week is anticipated, with fortnightly meetings held on Wednesday evenings. Contact Mr Leighton, Titahi Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade, 5 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay. Phone 027 777 0113 or 027 646 7895
Local star: Bill Neate was honoured on the weekend for his 25 years’ service to Titahi Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade.