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New Zealand’s Largest Junior Lifesaving Festival Gets Underway With Some Unexpected Twists

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 7:49 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The first day of racing at the country’s largest junior lifesaving carnival on Mount Maunganui Beach was filled with excitement and a few unexpected twists courtesy of the weather. Oceans: Festival of Junior Lifesaving provides junior members of ... More >>

Hundreds Of Junior SLSNZ Members To Descend On Tauranga For The Country’s Biggest Lifesaving Carnival

Monday, 19 February 2024, 9:29 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Hundreds of junior Surf Life Saving New Zealand members will soon be descending on Tauranga for the biggest junior lifesaving carnival in the country. Oceans: Festival of Junior Lifesaving provides members with the opportunity to compete, push their ... More >>

SLSNZ Acknowledges Heroic Response from Piha Surf Lifeguardsds

Sunday, 18 February 2024, 5:11 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand would like to thank the Piha Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) and United North Piha Lifeguard Service, for their swift response to a tragic incident at Auckland’s Piha Beach. On the evening of 11 February, 2024, at 5:20pm, ... More >>

New Zealand Oar Blacks Head Across The Tasman For Surf Boat Challenge

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 9:36 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The four New Zealand crews competing in this year’s Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge (TTSBC) are aiming for perfect performances this weekend. Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) and Surf Life Saving Australia annually select an Open Male, Open Female, ... More >>

NZ Sporting History Could Be Made This Weekend

Saturday, 3 February 2024, 6:49 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

New Zealand sporting history could be made this weekend with two Kiwis placed in the top three of the 2023/2024 Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series heading in to the final rounds. Rounds Five and Six will be held this weekend at Kurrawa Beach ... More >>

Mount Maunganui Dominates SLSNZ Eastern Region Championships

Friday, 2 February 2024, 1:03 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

In a spectacular display of skill and teamwork, Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service emerged triumphant at the Eastern Region Championships, securing both the Overall Club Trophy and the Eastern Region Top Club Trophy. The event, held from 26 – 28 ... More >>

Waihi Beach Prepares For North Island Surf Boat Championship Ahead Of Trans-Tasman Showdown

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 6:35 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The country’s top surf boat crews will be gathering at Waihi Beach this weekend for the North Island Surf Boat Championships. Taking place on 3 – 4 February, this event marks the culmination of the New Zealand Surf Boat Series, which kicked off ... More >>

Popular Tourist Attraction Turns Into Rescue Hot Spot

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 11:59 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Whenuakura is one of the Coromandel Peninsula’s most iconic and beautiful coastal attractions. Nestled about 600 metres off the coast of Whangamatā, the island has a unique feature – a turquoise lagoon at its centre, formed by a collapsed volcanic ... More >>

SLSNZ Issues Reminder For Public To Swim Between The Flags After Multiple Auckland Anniversary Weekend Rescues

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 5:22 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) has once again highlighted the importance of understanding the conditions and understanding your limits —and swimming between the red and yellow flags—when it comes to beach safety. Strong currents, surging ... More >>

RESCUE: Whenuakura (Donut Island)

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 3:06 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

This morning, surf lifeguards from Whangamatā Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) were tasked to assist in the rescue of a person stuck on Whenuakura (Donut Island) in Whangamatā. The person was last seen entering the island, which has a lagoon in ... More >>

Surf Lifeguards Gather In Mount Maunganui For Premier Surf Life Saving Competition

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:29 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf lifeguards from around the country will be gathering in the Bay of Plenty this week to compete in one of the biggest Surf Life Saving events in the country. The 2024 Eastern Region Championships will be held in Mount Maunganui from 26 – 28 ... More >>

Weekend Wrap: Surf Lifeguards Kept Busy With Rescues, Burnt Feet, And Packed Beaches

Monday, 22 January 2024, 5:56 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is urging beachgoers to swim between the red and yellow flags following an incredibly busy weekend. Surf lifeguards rescued 57 people on Saturday and Sunday, 33 of these in the Northern Region. Steve Fisher, ... More >>

SLSNZ Acknowledges Efforts Of Ruakākā Surf Lifesaving Patrol Following Fatal Incident

Monday, 22 January 2024, 11:47 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Ruakākā Surf Lifesaving Patrol (SLSP), which responded to a fatal incident at Ruakākā Beach in Northland. At around 11:30am on Thursday, 18 January, surf lifeguards from ... More >>

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Urges Public To Exercise Caution And Common Sense

Friday, 19 January 2024, 9:01 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is warning beachgoers and holidaymakers that large swells will create difficult conditions at beaches across the North Island’s east coast over the coming days and that they should take extra care when visiting ... More >>

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Statement In Response To Verbal Abuse Of Surf Lifeguards At Tay Street In Mount Maunganui

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 8:41 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) has today issued a statement in response to an incident that occurred at Tay Street in Mount Maunganui at approximately 3pm on Tuesday 17 January in which surf lifeguards were verbally abused by an unknown man. ... More >>

bp Rescue Of The Month - 2023/2024 December Winners

Thursday, 11 January 2024, 10:59 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) would like to congratulate the winners of the 2023/2024 December bp Rescue of the Month. The monthly award celebrates the commitment and expertise displayed by surf lifeguards, showcasing their skills and training ... More >>

Surf Life Saving NZ Acknowledges Efforts Of Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club In Search&Body Recovery Of Missing Swimmer

Monday, 8 January 2024, 6:38 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) has today confirmed the recovery of a body in the search for a 19-year-old man who went missing at Kariaotahi Beach on 2 January. The body was located by LandSAR on Sunday 7 January, 500m north of Cochrane's Gap, ... More >>

Mixed Bag For Surf Lifeguards Across The Country As Beachgoers Make The Most Of Sun During Holiday Period

Monday, 8 January 2024, 3:36 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

It was a mixed bag for surf lifeguards across the country this weekend, with wet weather in some parts of the country keeping beachgoers away on Saturday, while warm and sunny weather of Sunday saw a surge in beach activity – and rescues. Surf Life ... More >>

Gloomy Weather On Christmas Day No Hamper On Rescue Activity By Surf Lifeguards

Tuesday, 26 December 2023, 5:41 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Despite the wet and gloomy weather in many areas, surf lifeguards across the country were kept busy on Christmas Day, with 13 rescues and 10 assists performed nationally. In total, more than 2,197 hours were spent patrolling Aotearoa New Zealand’s coastlines ... More >>

SLSNZ Calls For Greater Investment After Disturbing 2023 Beach And Coastal Safety Report

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 9:28 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

  Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) has released its 2023 National Beach and Coastal Safety Report, revealing a distressing toll of 46 fatal drownings along the coastline between June 2022 and June 2023. Adam Wooler, SLSNZ Head of Coastal ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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