On Fire

Icepak blames inspector for fatal fire

Aug 20th, 2010 | By

The deadly explosion at Icepak Coolstores’ Tamahere facility was caused by the lack of action of a hazardous goods inspector, a court has been told.

Alert on after 2nd coolstore blast

Jul 15th, 2010 | By

The Labour Department has issued a hazard alert after a refrigeration technician was burnt by exploding hydrocarbon-based refrigerant in circumstances disturbingly similar to the fatal Icepak Tamahere blast.

Icepak, MRS back to court

Jul 7th, 2010 | By

Fonterra is suing Icepak for about $25 million worth of cheese that went up in flames after the fatal explosion at its Tamahere coolstore in 2008.

Icepak departs Tamahere

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

Icepak Coolstores Ltd’s presence at its Tamahere site ends today [June 30].

Icepak leaving Tamahere

Jun 24th, 2010 | By

Icepak Coolstores’ operation at Tamahere is set to finish by the end of the month.

Refrigeration co 2nd appeal fails

Jun 17th, 2010 | By

A second appeal by Mobile Refrigeration Specialists against a $56,200 fine following the fatal Icepak Coolstores fire at Tamahere was dismissed this month.

Refrigeration co appeals again

Jun 17th, 2010 | By

Mobile Refrigeration Specialists, which unsuccessfully appealed against a $56,200 fine following the fatal Icepak Coolstores fire at Tamahere, has applied to take its case to the Court of Appeal.

Heroes due their day: opinion

Apr 23rd, 2010 | By

More than two years after a massive fire destroyed the Tamahere coolstore, took the life of firefighter Derek Lovell and irrevocably changed the lives of dozens of others, we are still learning of the heroic actions of those involved that April day.

Courage under fire

Apr 23rd, 2010 | By

Tamahere resident Russell Walsh remembers vividly an injured and dazed firefighter pleading with those at a coolstore blaze to “move away, you’re too close”.

Thanks shown for Tamahere’s bravery

Apr 21st, 2010 | By

Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand and Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy today thanked members of the Tamahere community who two years ago this month came to the aid of firefighters caught in the fatal Icepak explosion and fire.