Two organisations are set to benefit from the refurbishment of
Taranaki's "Red Shed" when it is officially opened on September
Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) and Coastguard Taranaki
have formed a joint venture which will see co-ownership of the
shed, situated on Ocean View Parade.
The Red Shed has been home to SLSNZ in Taranaki for a number of
years. Coastguard Taranaki had previously been working out of a
makeshift facility nearby, so the alliance made great sense to both
Funds raised by Coastguard enabled the building to be expanded
and updated and the space will now serve as a permanent base for
staff and Surf Life Saving's local callout squad as well as provide
a facility for gear storage.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand's Central Region Manager Charlie
Cordwell says the utilisation of the building is of great benefit
to both organisations.
"Not only does it encourage cooperation across our organisations
but as charities, there are important costs savings to be made and
it ensures the economic viability of the building long-term," he
Coastguard Taranaki Fundraising Coordinator Colin Hunt says "we
see this as an excellent opportunity to join forces with SLSNZ and
are confident the alliance will be mutually beneficial going
An official opening will take place on site at 2.30pm on
Saturday September 17.
For more information, please contact:
Central Region Manager
Surf Life Saving New Zealand
Phone 027 557 1015