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Noel Kay awarded New Zealand Order of Merit

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Friday, December 31, 2021

Mr Noel James Inglis Kay has been awarded Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (Members MNZM) for services to surf lifesaving.

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SLSNZ President, Marilyn Moffatt, awarded New Zealand Order of Merit

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Friday, December 31, 2021

SLSNZ President, Mrs Marilyn Joan Moffatt, has been awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (Members MNZM) for services to surf lifesaving. Mrs Marilyn Moffatt has dedicated more than 50 years to surf lifesaving.

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SLSNZ Acknowledges Fatality at Waiwera Beach, Waiwera

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Police notified SurfCom following reports of five people in distress at Waiwera Beach on the 26th of December. Lifeguards from Orewa Surf Life Saving Club were called out to respond to the situatio...

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SLSNZ Acknowledges Fatality at Kariaotahi Beach, Waiuku

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Police notified SurfCom following reports of five people in distress at Waiwera Beach on the 26th of December. Lifeguards from Orewa Surf Life Saving Club were called out to respond to the situation. Local paddle-boarders assisted with the rescue of four of the group, and Lifeguards were able to locate the fifth person with the help of the Police Eagle Helicopter. The man was taken to shore, where Lifeguards performed CPR until St Johns Paramedics declared the patient deceased. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died at this extremely distressing time. Surf Life Saving New Zealand would like to thank the Orewa SLC Lifeguards, Police and St Johns Paramedics.

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Conditions at Hot Water Beach heat up for Lifeguards over Christmas and Boxing Day

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Monday, December 27, 2021

Lifeguards Hot Water Beach Lifeguard Service were busy keeping holidaymakers safe over Christmas and Boxing Day. They performed countless actions to prevent swimmers from getting into trouble and undertook three rescues at Hot Water Beach. Numbers of beachgoers started to swell from 2pm on Christmas Day, and by the late afternoon, over 500 people were digging. As the water gets hot, people tend to swim out directly in front of the hot pools, which is actually the most dangerous part of the beach to swim in. Off-shore rocks allow rip currents to form, connecting with deep pools created by inshore troughs running parallel to the shore. As the tides change from ‘outgoing’ to ‘incoming’, there is a lot of water moving around and people can easily be swept out of their depth.

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