Surf Education mascot receives new name

Friday, 28 November 2014

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is pleased to announce the name of its new Surf Education mascot- Kaukau.

SLSNZ, along with its principal partner State Insurance, ran a national competition encouraging people to offer their naming suggestions with some great prizes up for grabs.

The name Kaukau, submitted by Tanya Nielsen from Gisborne, was the lucky winner. Pronounced "Coco" Kaukau means swim in Te Reo.

Tanya will receive some great prizes including 5,000 Fly Buys bonus points for herself plus a $2,000 cash donation towards a primary school of her choice (which is Wainui Beach School in Gisborne) and a free Surf to School session for Wainui Beach School.

To help spread the promotion far and wide, everyone who shared the competition via Facebook or Twitter using #surfmascot went into the draw to win 500 Fly Buys bonus points. The winner was Nikki Styles from Wellington.

The new Surf Education mascot will be used to help promote the Surf Education courses on offer to primary schools around New Zealand. There are two courses available.

Beach Education is a full day programme for school groups where skilled Surf Lifeguards deliver curriculum-based learning of beach and surf safety at the beach.

For schools that aren't able to make it to the beach, the Surf to School programme brings qualified and experienced lifeguards to schools to teach kids important water safety and survival skills.

It's now easier than ever for schools to book into one of these programmes via the new Surf Education website and booking system. Click here to learn more.


For more information please contact: 

Lisa Honeybone, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823