Who's Who call us on 04 237 9613 or in case of fire phone 111

Who's Who

Rachael Thorp Principal Rural Fire Officer
04 237 9613
Rachael Thorp

I left school and joined the NZ Army as an Electronics Instruments and Radar Technician.  After completing a 9000hr apprenticeship I changed trades to a Communications Information Systems Operator.  After 13 years in the Army I started work at Wellington City Council as Technical Manager and DPRFO and then onto DOC as the Technical Support Officer – Fire, Compliance and Law Enforcement and Boat Manager.  

Part of Army life was that of a volunteer firefighter and having been posted to Trentham where there was no defence brigade joined the NZFS as a volunteer and also the Upper Hutt VRFF. 

Over my time at Wellington City Council and DOC I have been on deployments to USA, Australia and various parts of NZ.  I have also attended a fire behavior course in Canada and hold the role of Planning Manager on one of our National Incident Management Teams. 

Glenn Thompson Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer - Operations
04 237 9613
Glenn Thompson
Peter Walker Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer - Community
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Peter Walker

Previous employment has included Telecom, The Salvation Army, and most recently, Civil Defence.  All of these roles have had a strong community focus in which I have always endeavoured to build strong relationships and draw on the strengths that exist within people.

I have lived in Wellington for 15 years and, with my family, love the many different experiences that the Wellington region has to offer.

Sue Stewart Administration
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Sue Stewart