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Suffering and superheroes: fire anniversary

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

The 10th anniversary of the fatal Icepak Tamahere fire has prompted another publication to look back a decade to April 5, 2008.

Raewyn Koppens describes the day she thought she’d died as an experience coloured with suffering and superheroes, reports the Waikato Times.

The light of a warm Saturday afternoon turned to darkness, and through a smokey haze, figures began to appear.

Firemen, community to be commended

Apr 16th, 2010 | By

Five firefighters and people who assisted eight Hamilton firefighters injured in the fatal coolstore explosion at Tamahere two years ago are to be recognised in an official ceremony later this month.

Ceremony honours community fire rescuers

Mar 25th, 2010 | By

Two years after the fatal 2008 Icepak Coolstores fire, Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand is to visit Tamahere to honour community members and other people who came to the aid of injured firefighters.

Honours list under fire

Jan 4th, 2010 | By

The honours system has got it wrong again. If the heroism of all the people caught up in the terrible events at Tamahere are not acknowledged soon, it will be a complete travesty.

More awards in pipeline

Jan 4th, 2010 | By

National recognition for firefighters and members of the public who risked their lives during the April 2008 Tamahere coolstore explosion are almost certainly on the way – but details are not yet being made public.

Fire leaders' awards dismay troops

Jan 2nd, 2010 | By

Two of the firefighters injured in the Tamahere Icepak explosion are dismayed that five of their senior colleagues have been given Queen’s Service Medals.

Fire fighting leaders honoured

Dec 31st, 2009 | By

Five firefighters who took key leadership roles in fighting the April 2008 Icepak Coolstores fire have been recognised in the New Year’s honours.