The Wajax rural firefighting competition will return to where
it all began tomorrow, as teams from Otago and Southland
converge on Omarama to battle for firefighting supremacy.
The 41st annual event, which began in Omarama in 1971 and is
the biggest and longest-running volunteer firefighting
competition in New Zealand, will see up to 25 teams compete
in four timed events involving rural firefighting equipment.
Up to 300 people are expected at the event, named after the
Wajax portable pump.