Treed cats face uncertain future as Fire Service comes under review

Thu, 09 Aug 2012

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Firefighters are fulfilling community demands they're not funded for and are overlapping with other emergency services, the government says in terms of reference for a review of the activities and funding of the New Zealand Fire Service. The fire service is the latest part of the public service to face fundamental scrutiny, with Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain announcing a formal review of the $325 million a year operation. The review excludes the "industrial relations framework" for the often fractious fire se...

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