Bennetto new fire chief
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.