Story: Fires and fire services

Firefighters' protest

Firefighters' protest

State-sector reforms from the 1980s led to protests from firefighters concerned about plans to reduce their numbers and alter working conditions. These firefighters confront Labour government MPs in a demonstration outside Parliament in Wellington.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Gavin Mclean, Fires & Firefighting. Wellington: Grantham House, 1992, p.101

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Firefighters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21890/firefighters-protest (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010