New Year Honours for our lifeguards

Monday, 31 December 2012

Congratulations to previous Surf Life Saving New Zealand President Bob Harvey who has been made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit today in the New Year Honours. Bob is hugely proud of his 58 year involvement with Surf Life Saving, Sir Bob retired this year as president of Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

Whakatane Surf Life Saving Club and Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service clubbie Lisa Carrington has also achieved New Year Honours. Lisa has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) - the fifth level of the order - for services to kayaking.

Chief Fire Officer and surf lifeguard Raymond Peter Dever from Tolaga Bay Surf Life Saving received a Queen Service Medal for services to the fire service.

Well done to our two lifeguards, these are outstanding achievements. View the full list of honours here (

Links to stories on our lifeguards:

Bob Harvey

Sir Bob Harvey

Lisa Nationals 11_2
Lisa Carrington / Photo by Jamie Troughton.
Ray Devers
Ray Dever / Photo by Jamie Troughton