Article: NZ Herald by Mahvash Ali
Rips catch beach-goers unaware at complacent east-coast hot spots.
Placid east coast beaches are keeping surf life savers busy as
complacent crowds flock to the white sandy coast.
Surf Life Saving NZ spokesperson Lisa Honeybone said nine rescues at Pakiri Beach so far was the highest number of rescues in Auckland this summer. Also on the east, Ocean Beach at Whangarei had the most rescues with 11.
Friday was the Ruakaka Surf Life Saving Club's busiest day in at least two years with four serious rescues in one day.
Article in the NZ Herald - 6 January 2013