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BP launches public funding campaign as new figures show summer beach drownings up 71% on last year

Posted by Toby Parsons on Monday, January 20, 2020

Today, BP has announced the return of its campaign, Every Litre Counts, to help keep New Zealand beaches safe. For every litre of fuel sold at BP retail sites nationwide before Sunday 16 February, BP will make a donation to Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ).

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Mass Piha rescue: Six saved from strong outgoing tide

Posted by SLS Media on Friday, January 17, 2020

Half a dozen people who were swept off their feet by a strong outgoing tide at Piha were rescued by lifeguards on Sunday.

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Public safety concerns for the beaches along the east coast due to cyclone swell

Posted by SLS Media on Friday, January 17, 2020

Surf Life Saving NZ is urging beach goers to be extra vigilant next week if they are visiting the East Coast.

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In It For Life, since “day dot”

Posted by SLS Media on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Like many people who are part of the Surf Life Saving movement, Adam Fraser has been involved since “day dot”. His family were members, he took part in Junior Surf and then became a qualified Surf Lifeguard at the age of 14. “I’ve been heavily involved ever since.”

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Surf Life Saving New Zealand acknowledges death at Oakura, New Plymouth

Posted by SLS Media on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

On January 13, 2020, off-duty seasonally employed Surf Lifeguards responded to a water-related incident at Oakura Beach, New Plymouth. It happened at a lifeguarded beach, but outside of patrol hours.

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