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Flowers Friday Appreciation

As a follow on from Origin Fire’s conference workshop on Gratitude and Appreciation, managing director Michael James decided to treat each of his team to a bouquet of flowers. The event was called “Flowers Friday Appreciation”. The local florist Iain Stephens created twelve individual arrangements to symbolise that everyone on the team is unique and […]

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Less than 4 weeks to go to conference!

With just four weeks to go, it’s definitely time to complete your registration for FireNZ 2017. The Committee has released the latest and final version of the Delegates brochure with more details on presenters and exhibitors. Please download the new and updated final brochure from the following link. FireNZ Delegates Brochure 2017 FINAL RELEASE. We […]

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Team Building at Our Recent Origin Fire Conference

On Thursday 24th August, Origin Fire held their annual in-office conference. A number of our team presented on their various topics of expertise. We also had guest speaker Wendy James who presented and ran our team building exercise. The topic was ‘Gratitude and Appreciation’. First off she gave us some definitions. Who would have known […]

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Zoo’s orangutans on the move

In late September this year Auckland Zoo’s three Bornean orangutans, male Charlie and females Melur and Wanita, are moving south to Orana Wildlife Park for a two-year stay ahead of construction of a major new precinct for South East Asian wildlife. ​​​​​​​Origin is very proud to be working on this huge $50m two-year development. In […]

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It’s all about professional team work and trust

Origin’s Senior Fire Safety Technician, Christine Cann, is primarily responsible for delivering fire safety assurance for Auckland’s multi-faceted design and construction project management company, Contract Design & Management Ltd (CDM), and CDM’s client, Barfoot & Thompson; New Zealand’s largest privately owned, non-franchised real estate company. CDM operates across a wide range of construction disciplines. Origin […]

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Are New Zealand apartment buildings fire safe?

When it comes to the safety of our apartment buildings one thing we know for sure is that there is no such thing as absolute safety. Safety is about reducing risk to a tolerable level and another thing we know is that our perception of a tolerable risk can vary. For example there is currently […]

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Delegates FireNZ 2017 brochure released

The FireNZ Committee is pleased to announce the release of the Delegates brochure and Early Bird registrations to the FireNZ 2017 Conference and Exhibition. The Delegates brochure: Acknowledges partners and sponsors Highlights key note speakers and ‘not-to- be-missed’ seminars Suggests who needs to be there and why you’ll want to be there Lists who’s exhibiting […]

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Presenting fire safety design at Chinese Building Industry Expo

The New Zealand Chinese Building Industry Association (NZCBIA) 2017 Annual Conference and its accompanying New Zealand International Property and Building Expo was held on 21 and 22 July at the Vodafone Events Centre. Origin Fire was one of the exhibitors at the huge two-day event designed to bridge cultural barriers between Chinese and New Zealand […]

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The Good Stuff Happening in the Fire Industry

While the media and various commentators are on a laudable mission to identify combustible cladding on buildings and defective passive fire installation, I want to take a moment to reflect on the good stuff happening in the fire industry. The good stuff comes from individuals rather than organisations. Organisations may provide the framework, but within any […]

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Michael James interviewed on Grenfell Tower tragedy

With major cities shifting towards more high-rise living, is there cause for concern when it comes to New Zealand’s fire safety? While our thoughts and condolences go out to the people caught up in Wednesday’s tragedy at Grenfell Tower in west London, NZ commentators’ thoughts have also turned to how our own apartment buildings might […]

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