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What they say about the Fire Service rejig

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/04/2016


"We will have a stronger performing organisation that can show it is efficient and effective" - Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" - Chairman of Fire Service Board Paul Swain

"The success of the merger will depend on how the new services are deployed" - PSA's Glenn Barclay

"This will address the long-standing reliance on volunteer firefighters to cover call-outs to road accidents and natural disasters, which isn't part of their role" - Local Government NZ president Graham Yule

"We're naturally disappointed the government only wants to tax people who take out insurance and allow those who don't insure to be freeloaders" - Insurance Council's Tim Grafton

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