Last night, Surf Life Saving was among the recipients honoured at the 2013 New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Council Awards, held in Wellington. These awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievements in Search and Rescue nationwide.
Sunset Beach and Whakatane Surf Life Saving Clubs both received Certificates of Achievement for Operational Activity which are awarded for an important contribution to search and rescue in the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region, during 2013.
Sunset Beach was recognised for the rescue of 10 rock fishermen on 1 April, 2013 while Peter Craig, Katherine Craig and Matthew Craig from the Whakatane Surf Life Saving Club were recognised for the rescue of two divers at Otarawairere Bay on 10 August, 2013.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand also received a Certificate of Achievement for Support Activity for its Coastal Risk Management project at Hot Water Beach.
Visit http://nzsar.org.nz/NZSAR-Awards/The-NZSAR-Awards for more information about the NZSAR Council Awards.
Whakatane Surf Life Saving Club members Matthew Craig, Katherine Craig and Peter Craig with their Certificates of Achievement for Operational Activity. Photo: Paul Fisher
Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service President Malcolm Beattie with their Certificate of Achievement for Operational Activity.Photo: Paul Fisher
SLSNZ Aquatic Risk Manager Nick Mulcahy collects the Certificate of Achievement for Support Activity for SLSNZ's Coastal Risk Management project at Hot Water Beach. Photo: Paul Fisher
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