Surf Life Saving New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

109 years of surf lifesaving in NZ

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 3:19 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

This month marks the 109th anniversary of the founding of the first surf lifesaving club in New Zealand to begin patrols, and to keep New Zealanders safe in the water. New Brighton SLSC in Christchurch held their first meeting in July 1910, closely ... More >>

Dramatic early morning rescue of 7 people and 7 dogs

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 5:18 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf lifesavers called out by police to rescue a family from rapidly rising floodwaters using their IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) carried to safety a household of four adults, a newborn baby, two older children, 3 rottweilers, 4 hunting dogs and a PlayStation. More >>

Lifeguards pull three from Bethells Beach rip

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 3:35 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Off-duty lifeguards who rescued three people struggling in the water at Bethells Beach also helped another two out of the water, and tended to a badly broken ankle, and have now been recognised with third place in the national BP Rescue of the Month. ... More >>

Mother, son and two dogs pulled from rip

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 3:09 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

A speedy rescue that probably saved the life of a mother and son and their two dogs has won the Orewa lifeguards who saved them the national BP Rescue of the Month for March, which was announced today. More >>

Celebrating our volunteers for National Volunteer Week

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 2:29 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Whiria te tangata/weaving the people together – the theme of Volunteer Week 2019, perfectly describes the strength underlying lifeguard Peter Boyd’s work building a new surf lifesaving club for his isolated East Coast community, founded on kaupapa ... More >>

Lifeguards honoured for saving stroke victim’s life

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 12:10 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Volunteer surf lifeguards from Waihi Beach Lifeguard Service have been awarded with the national BP Rescue of the Month award for plucking a man from the surf who had suffered a stroke while surfing in February. More >>

SLSNR weekend stats 9 - 10 March 2019

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9:06 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Saturday/Sunday 9 - 10 March Summary One search involving three clubs (Mairangi Bay, Red Beach and Orewa) was conducted on Saturday between 11.50am and 2.09pm. IRBs from each of these clubs searched for a missing kayaker off Whangaparoa Peninsula. ... More >>

Oceans’ 19 Celebrates women’s day

Friday, 8 March 2019, 7:59 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving celebrated women’s day today at Mt Maunganui beach at Oceans’ 19. The event runs over 4 days and has 857 under 14 athletes battling the ocean and their fellow competitors. More >>

Taylors Mistake surf lifeguards awarded for swift response

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 3:04 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Taylors Mistake surf lifeguards awarded for swift response after life-threatening rock fall More >>

SLSNR weekend stats 2 - 3 March 2019

Monday, 4 March 2019, 8:55 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

On Saturday five personal assists occurred at Pakiri beach. In total there were five minor 1st aids, one major 1st aid and one search conducted. More >>

Surf Life Saving’s biggest youth sport event of the year

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 3:53 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Over 850 young athletes are set to tackle Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s (SLSNZ) premier Under-14 event next weekend at Mount Maunganui, making it one of the biggest sporting events on the SLSNZ calendar. More >>

SLSNZ and DHL Express release new campaign 'Spot the Danger'

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 10:19 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider has announced they have renewed a three-year partnership with Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) to make beaches safe for New Zealanders. As part of this collaboration, DHL Express ... More >>

The word’s best IRB racers showed their stuff at Waihi

Monday, 18 February 2019, 3:44 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The word’s best IRB racers showed their stuff at the BP IRB North Island Championships in Waihi on the weekend More >>

Weekday surf lifeguards reintroduced to Tauranga beaches

Monday, 18 February 2019, 11:55 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Due to the ongoing swell and challenging surf conditions, doubled with the hot weather that Tauranga has been experiencing, Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s (SLSNZ) local Eastern Region team has opted to continue observational lifeguard patrols along the ... More >>

IRB Championships this weekend

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 11:02 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Engines will roar, and inflatable rescue boat (IRB) drivers will push themselves to the limits, to find the IRB North Island Champions, at Waihi Beach this Saturday and Sunday. More >>

NZ Surf Boat Series round 5 hits big waves at Championships

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 5:01 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The North Island Surf Boat Championship – the fifth round of the six-round NZ Surf Boat Series was raced in big waves on Saturday February 9, with the points for the overall championship close, heading toward the final round of the series. The second-to-last ... More >>

Thrills and spills as Aussie teams take Challenge

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 8:38 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Thrills and spills as Aussie teams take Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge in big waves at Waihi Beach More >>

SLSNR Waitangi Day stats: 6 February 2019

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 11:58 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Waitangi Day was as a busy day for Northern Region lifeguards with a number of incidents responded to. There were a total of 16 rescues* across the region with five rescues at Pakiri Beach, 10 rescues at Kariaotahi and one rescue at Karekare beach. Kariaotahi ... More >>

Surf Life Saving Northern Region - Anniversary Weekend Stats

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 10:36 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

A relatively quiet day on the Northern Region beaches. Lifeguards were tasked by Police to assist with a stranded jetski near Bolder Bay south of Karekare but a private boat was able to get them under tow before the guards could reach them. Police also ... More >>

Weekend Stats Surf Life Saving Northern Region: 12 January

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 3:04 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Whangarei Heads had a decent amount of surf likely contributing to the higher number of rescues. Patrols stayed open a bit longer as many rescues happened towards the end of the day. More >>

 

 

InfoPages Links

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL