Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) surf lifeguards will hit
the beach this summer in new CODE brand uniforms thanks to a new
three year partnership announced today between SLSNZ and New
Zealand Uniforms (NZ Uniforms).
The iconic yellow uniforms donned by surf lifeguards will now be
supplied by local company NZ Uniforms, along with other volunteer
uniforms, including patrol support volunteers and SLSNZ Sport
Officials, giving a big boost to the organisation's uniform
SLSNZ are excited by the opportunity to partner with a local New
Zealand uniform supplier and to be one of the first organisations
to wear the new CODE sportswear and aqua sport brand.
David Bunnell, Chief Executive Officer of NZ Uniforms, said
they're proud to be partnering with Surf Life Saving New Zealand as
the iconic yellow uniforms are part of the Kiwi summer.
"We are incredibly proud of this new partnership with such a
worthwhile organisation. We have all seen surf lifeguards at the
beach or watched them on television, and you can't help but be
humbled and inspired by what they do to keep us safe, and we're
proud to be a small part of that."
"In fact, their tireless contribution to keeping us all safe on
the beaches over summer is outstanding so we simply had to help,"
SLSNZ Chief Executive Officer Paul Dalton echoes Mr Bunnell's
sentiments, but adds that this will make a big difference in
helping keep Kiwi lifeguards ready for action with clothing made
for the ever-changing New Zealand conditions.
"We are so thankful for the support from New Zealand Uniforms in
providing high-quality lifeguard uniforms for the next three years.
We have over 5,200 qualified lifeguards and hundreds more
volunteers in varying capacities. It's a big task but we're sure
they'll do a great job."
NZ Uniforms are also looking forward to driving the SLSNZ safety
messages in its 14 uniform retail stores nationwide, to the
thousands of students, parents, caregivers and whānau who come
through their doors each year.
For more information, please contact:
Alana McIsaac, Media & Communications Manager
Phone 027 515 7157