Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Hawke's Bay Local Advisory Committee

Hawke’s Bay Local Advisory Committee - mihi mai rā.


Read more about the members of the Hawke's Bay Local Advisory Committee.


Kate is a Central Hawke’s Bay District Councillor and a trustee on the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust and Takapau Centennial Trust. She has served with the Takapau Volunteer Fire Brigade since 2011 as a firefighter, brigade secretary, and Get FireWise programme coordinator.  

In 2019, Kate won the Rural Champion category in the NZI Rural Women Business Awards for her communications work to develop and share the stories of rural New Zealanders. She has had a lengthy involvement with NZ Young Farmers, and wrote a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of Young Farmer of the Year. 


Liz is the Welcoming Communities Coordinator for Hastings District Council, helping to make our community more welcoming and inclusive to newcomers, especial migrants, international students and former refuges.

For over 10 years Liz has been part of the Safer Napier Strategic Group, Safe Communities Hawke’s Bay Regional Group and a Board member of the Pan Pacific Safe Communities Network.

She has a wide range of working relationships with local organisations and agencies spanning settlement support, injury and crime prevention, health, housing, social development, business and emergency management.


Hine is the Director of Health Hawke’s Bay, which includes chairing the Priority Population Advisory group and has been a Community Educator for the Tairāwhiti Rural Education Activities Programme (REAP) for over 30 years.

Her governance experience spans a multitude of local, regional and national forums, including three terms as a Wairoa District Councillor, and a term as Deputy Mayor until 2022. Hine was also a Ministry of Health appointee to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and served as a member of the Māori Relationships and Finance and Review Committees. 

Hine has a broad outreach into the Wairoa community and a vast understanding of the regional approach to best serve rural and provincial Aotearoa, its influence on national policy, and decisions and impacts to our rohe, whenua and people.   


Brian has a background in rural firefighting and forestry, and currently works with Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd to deliver training and rural fire planning services to businesses across the Hawke’s Bay.

He previously held roles with the Bay Forests Rural Fire Authority, including appointments as a Deputy, and then Principal Rural Fire Officer. He also served as a Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer for Fire and Emergency from 2017 to 2021. 


The map below shows the area that the Hawke's Bay LAC covers (shown in dark blue).