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Bp Surf Rescue South Island Championships Is Back!

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 9:14 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Lifeguards from across the country are set to showcase their skills and fitness at Waikouaiti Beach this weekend for the bp Surf Rescue South Island Championships. This iconic event is the largest South Island inflatable rescue boat (IRB) racing ... More >>

“We Need To Do Better”: Too Many People Drowning On Our Coastlines – Surf Life Saving NZ

Monday, 15 March 2021, 7:21 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) are saying “we need to do better,” following a report published today outlining New Zealand’s poor beach and coastal drowning rates. On average, 36 people fatally drown every year on New Zealand’s coastlines, ... More >>

Cancellation Of TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships A “Heart-breaking” But Necessary Decision

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 12:04 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Last night, Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) made the “heart-breaking” decision to cancel the 2021 TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships (TSB Nationals) due to COVID-19 Alert Level uncertainty. The event was set to take place at Ōhope ... More >>

Outstanding Competition At Oceans ’21 Despite “Super Sunday” Cancellation

Monday, 1 March 2021, 2:54 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Organisers are praising the “fantastic spirit” and performance of more than 850 competitors at this year’s Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) Oceans ’21 event in Mt Maunganui, despite Covid-19 level changes forcing a cancellation of the ... More >>

Oceans 21 Celebrates Its “Coming Of Age”

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 3:48 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

More than 800 Junior Surf members from around Aotearoa New Zealand will make their way to Mt Maunganui’s Main Beach on Thursday for one of the country’s largest children’s sporting events. Oceans ’21 turns…well… 21 this year and a sense ... More >>

Beach Safety This Waitangi Weekend: “Leave With Nothing But Happy Memories”

Friday, 5 February 2021, 12:17 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Lifeguards are encouraging Kiwis to familiarise themselves with “beach basics” before heading to the coast this long weekend. Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) Chief Executive and Titahi Bay Surf Lifeguard, Paul Dalton, says that while Surf ... More >>

First Aid Double Whammy Wins Omaha Beach SLSC 3rd Place

Monday, 25 January 2021, 4:31 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Omaha SLSC Surf Lifeguards helped rescue a young boy and his mother in mid-December 2020. It was a late afternoon in mid-December and families were enjoying the early summer sun at Omaha Beach. The bucolic scene nearly turned tragic, however, when ... More >>

2nd Place Prize For Sumner SLSC Following Epic Mass Rescue

Monday, 25 January 2021, 4:30 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Sumner SLSC Surf Lifeguards debrief following a mass rescue involving 27 people pulled out in a flash rip. Sumner SLSC Surf Lifeguards knew they were in for a busy day on December 19, 2020. Christchurch’s temperatures were predicted to hit a whopping ... More >>

Daring Rock Rescue Wins Waihi Beach LS 1st Place

Monday, 25 January 2021, 4:28 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

A Surf Lifeguard supports the rescue helicopter in aiding a man injured on the rocks near Bowentown. In the early hours of Waihi Beach Lifeguard Service’s Christmas Day patrol at Bowentown, Patrol captain Ella Higgins received a call regarding a ... More >>

Suspected Shark Attack: Surf Life Saving Patrol Update

Friday, 8 January 2021, 11:07 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Lifeguards assisted in the recovery of a suspected shark attack victim at Bowentown, near Waihi Beach, yesterday afternoon. In light of this incident, the charity has provided the following updates: The local council has chosen not to close Bowentown/Waihi ... More >>

Surf Life Saving NZ Acknowledges Fatality At Kariaotahi Beach

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 12:31 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Lifeguards assisted in the recovery of the body of an adult male at Kariaotahi Beach on January 6, 2021. At 10:25am, members of the public alerted Kariaotahi Beach Surf Lifeguards that 4 people were in trouble in the water. Three people in the group ... More >>

“Please Leave Your Inflatable Flamingo At The Pool” – Surf Lifeguards

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 1:41 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The weather is heating up and, for those of us still on holiday, now is the perfect time to test out those water activity gifts that Santa left under the tree. However, despite how fun it might seem to take your new inflatable pineapple to the beach, ... More >>

Dirty Dog Eyewear Now a Surf Lifeguard’s Best Friend

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 10:31 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is excited to announce a new partnership with Dirty Dog Eyewear as their official sunglass provider. More >>

Don’t Let A Rip End In R.I.P This Summer

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 2:15 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Today is the first day of summer and Surf Lifeguards want to make sure every Kiwi makes it home for Christmas after a day at the beach. Rip currents (“rips”) are one of the most dangerous elements on New Zealand beaches and Surf Life Saving New ... More >>

Surf Life Saving Clubs Rescue Ready This Summer Thanks To $100,000 In TSB Grants

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 3:38 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Summer is at our doorstep and beaches are expected to be busier than ever this season, so TSB’s been helping our regions Surf Life Saving clubs get rescue ready. In addition to its national partnership with Surf Life Saving New Zealand, for the fourth year ... More >>

New Zealanders Vote Levin-Waitarere Surf Life Saving Club The 2020 Winner

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 11:35 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

bp and Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) have today announced Levin-Waitarere Surf Life Saving Club, from Manawatu-Wanganui, as the winner of bp’s 2020 Vote the Boat campaign. Levin-Waitarere Surf Life Saving Club will receive a brand-new ... More >>

Communities Rally Together To Support Local Surf Clubs As Summer Season Kicks Off

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 10:28 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

 As the 2020 surf season kicks off, bp’s ‘Vote the Boat’ is back for its third year running of public voting which sees local communities rally together in support of their local Surf Life Saving NZ (SLSNZ) club. For two weeks until Sunday ... More >>

Surf Lifeguards “Bracing Themselves” For Busiest Summer On Record

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 4:06 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Lifeguards around the country are bracing themselves for what could be the busiest lifesaving season on record as New Zealanders face a summer without the option of overseas holidays. Covid-19 travel restrictions mean many Kiwis will be planning ... More >>

No Off Switch: Surf Lifeguard Training Session Interrupted By Real Life Emergency

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 3:03 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

A routine Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) IRB training programme took a surprise turn at the weekend when participants were called to the scene of a quad bike crash further up the beach. SLSNZ Health, Safety, Wellbeing & Risk Manager, Ross ... More >>

Winners Announced For Surf Life Saving New Zealand National Awards Of Excellence

Sunday, 20 September 2020, 5:07 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Dedicated volunteer Surf Lifeguards, officials, instructors, coaches and athletes from across the country have been recognised and celebrated today at the 2020 Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) National Awards of Excellence. Whangamata SLSC Club ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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