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Search & Rescue Summit set to stage major maritime Search & Rescue exercises in Dunedin

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Thursday, May 12, 2022

Search and Rescue (SAR) Organisations around the country will be converging at Dunedin from the 13th -15th of May for the Surf Lifesaving New Zealand (SLSNZ) Search and Rescue Summit. Over 20 SLSNZ top SAR Coordinators and Senior Surf Lifesaving SAR Squad team members will attend the Summit, which will also host other SAR Agency teams from LandSAR, Coastguard, and Otago Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency.

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Winners of the SLSNZ Otago/Southland Awards of Excellence Announced

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Otago/Southland's Local Awards of Excellence recognise the contribution of the dedicated volunteer Surf Lifeguards, coaches, instructors, and athletes during the 2021-2022 season. The awards honour the volunteers who have devoted numerous hours to keeping our beaches and people safe and Lifesaving Sport athletes who have shone in competition.

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Belinda Slement, ‘super mum’ and ‘Yoda’ of the Wainui Surf Lifesaving Club

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Sunday, May 8, 2022

Belinda Slement grew up directly across the road from the Wainui Surf Lifesaving Club. She qualified as a lifeguard in 1998 and then moved on to the role of advanced lifeguard. While still in her early 20s, she was the first to arrive at an incident that saw her resuscitate a three-year-old boy. Belinda received Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s (SLSNZ) Rescue of the Year Award for this lifesaving act.

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Wāhine on Water - Aoife Fyall

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Wāhine on Water initiative aims to get more female lifeguards trained up to crew and drive inflatable rescue boats (IRBs). The programme pairs less experienced lifeguards with an experienced female IRB mentor, and the events give women an opportunity to expand their boat experience in a supportive, relaxed and fun environment.  Let’s find out about one of the wonderful wāhine involved in the initiative, Aoife Fyall.

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SLSNZ Acknowledges Fatality at Piha, Auckland

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

On the morning of the 25th of April 2022, Surf Life Saving’s operations centre SurfCom received a notification from Police of someone in trouble in the water at Piha. SurfCom tasked the local Piha ...

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