Ben­netto new fire chief

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By CAITLIN WAL­LACE

After 16-years Graeme Hoole has stepped down as the Pu­taruru fire chief and handed the reins to Nathan Ben­netto.

The long-stint as a chief has shown Hoole the most im­por­tant part is to be a good lis­tener.

‘‘I think he knows what to ex­pect, just lis­ten to what they have to say.’’

He has been right through the ranks in his 38 years of be­ing a fire­fighter and seen many peo­ple come and go.

Now as the fire ser­vice’s Waikato Bay of Plenty health and safety rep­re­sen­ta­tive as well as a se­nior fire­fighter he is happy to step down.

Ben­netto also had his fair share of ex­pe­ri­ence and as the for­mer deputy fire chief he had an idea of what the job en­tailed.

But it would just be ‘‘business as usual’’ for the 35-year-old.

Part Nine: The Pam­per List & The Treat List

This list can be used as a re­ward for com­plet­ing a goal and can be writ­ten in to your di­ary ahead of time so that you know you can have it on that date. Why not? You de­serve it!

But there are al­ways times when the hur­dle is huge, or the thing we have to do is hor­ri­ble, or ... we just don’t want to do it. But we know it has to be done to get where we want to go. To en­cour­age us to be brave, make a call, do a hard thing, do a bor­ing thing, start some­thing we haven’t been able to start, do what we don’t want to do - we can give our­selves a push to over­come it. We can use our mo­ti­va­tors, or give our­selves the hard word and JUST DO IT, or we can at­tach a re­ward.

In the back of your book on a fresh page, head it up with ei­ther head­ing above, or make your own up. Mine was a ‘‘Pam­per List’’. You can find ideas from the list at the front of your work­book - there may be some ‘ma­te­rial’ things you can use as a start­ing point and then add new things that you sim­ply en­joy. Some will be free, oth­ers might cost money. Put the price (or FREE) next to each item, and if you use a di­ary you may like to put a time al­lo­ca­tion so it is easy to sched­ule. Some ideas: Have a cup of tea/cof­fee/etc and a 20 minute break to ‘take a mo­ment’ FREE (20 min­utes)

Do some gar­den­ing or go fish­ing

Handed over: Graeme Hoole, left, stepped down as the Pu­taruru fire chief after 16 years and Nathan Ben­netto stepped in his place.

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