- Kate Ward
100 Jack Butt Lane
Muriwai Regional Park
PO Box 526
Situated on a fifty kilometer stretch of Auckland's rugged west coast, Muriwai is renowned for it's stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and its sparkling black sand. The Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service found its origins in 1948 after a series of near tragedies encouraged the local community to form a lifesaving club. For over sixty years Muriwai lifeguards have patrolled this isolated paradise, preventing injury and loss of life on one of Auckland's most popular beaches.
2012 Northern Region Innovation of the Year - work with Unitec
2012 Northern Region IRB Championships winner
2012 SLSNZ Innovation of the Year winners
2015 Rescue of the Year - rescue at Muriwai for the rescue of a surfer stuck in the caves near the Gannet colony. (along with SLS Northern)
2017 SLSNZ Awards of Excellence - Innovation of the Year (Drone Project)
Muriwai is patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 9:30am to 5:00pm between 7 December 2019 and 23 February 2020. These hours are reduced to 11:00am to 4:00pm between 1 March 2020 and 14 April 2020. A Regional Lifeguard Service is provided Monday to Friday from 2 December 2019 to 20 December 2019 between 11:00am to 7:00pm. These hours extned to 10:00am to 7:00pm until 7 February 2020. From 10 February 2020 until 7 March 2020 these reduce to 11:00am and 7:00pm.