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After a two-year hiatus, SLSNZ celebrates the standout Lifeguarding and Surf Lifesaving Sport achievements at the Awards of Excellence event

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

For the past two years, the annual Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) Awards of Excellence event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Finally, the shining stars of Lifeguarding and Surf Lifesaving Sport were able to gather once again, to be recognised for their outstanding efforts and achievements. The prestigious Awards event took place on Saturday 21st May at Te Papa in Wellington.

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SLSNZ announces finalists for the 2022 Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Awards of Excellence

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Monday, May 23, 2022

Each year the top lifeguards and clubbies across Uawa Tiaki Tai-Tolaga Bay SLSC, Wainui SLSC, Waikanae SLSC, Midway SLSC and Ngati Porou SLSC are acknowledged at the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Surf Life Saving NZ Awards of Excellence. The Awards recognise and celebrate the hard work, skills and dedication that go into Lifeguarding, education, administration and Surf Sports.

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Surf Life Saving New Zealand announces finalists for the 2022 Central Region Awards of Excellence

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Friday, May 20, 2022

The Surf Life Saving New Zealand Awards of Excellence recognise volunteers who dedicate many hours to being on patrol, those that keep clubs running behind the scenes, and lifesaving sport athletes who have shone in competition.  The Awards are held every year in each Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) region to recognise and celebrate the many club members putting in considerable time, effort and skills at a grass-roots level to make sure Kiwis who head to the beach get home safe.  In the Central Region, the local awards acknowledge the achievements of those in the Capital Coast, Hawke’s Bay and Taranaki.

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Phoebe Havill, Ruakākā SLSC and Karekare SLSC receive recognition at 2022 NZSAR Awards

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievements within New Zealand’s search and rescue region, which covers 30 million square kilometres. The 2022 NZSAR Awards took place at Government House on Tuesday 17 May. Surf Lifesaving’s SAR capability has been recognised this year, with three separate Certificates of Achievement going to clubs and members. Alan Mundy, Surf Life Saving New Zealand National Search and Rescue Manager says, “It’s fantastic to see our SAR squads and people being acknowledged at the NZSAR Awards. This is an area that has seen a lot of growth and development”. He adds, “Over the past 10 years there has been a significant increase in Surf Lifesaving Search and Rescue operations, with more lives being saved and more people being rescued than ever before”.

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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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