'Cullen patrol': Never a dull day for family of Canterbury lifesavers

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Cullen family are well known in surf lifesaving circles. Kirsty Cullen has been a member of the New Brighton Surf Life Saving Club for a decade and is yet to face a dull day. Since joining she has tried her hand at several different roles, helped more than 20 people to become lifeguards and won two awards for her efforts. Kirsty, who has lived in Rolleston for the past 20 years joined the club along with her husband Andy and two daughters Ashley and Phie in 2012 in a bid to give her girls more knowledge on safety in the water as they were learning to surf.

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Surf Life Saving NZ Acknowledges Fatality at at Mount Maunganui Beach

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

On the 29th December 2021, the Police advised lifeguards from the Omanu Beach SLSC of a mass rescue unfolding 2km down the beach. Lifeguards responded in the ATV, arriving to find that surfers had...

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SLSNZ’s elite lifeguards prepare to level up at National Lifeguard School

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

A group of Kiwi heroes already dedicated to saving lives are about to become even more super, when they hit the beaches in a couple of weeks for this season’s National Lifeguard School. This training will upskill them to Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s highest lifeguard qualification – The Advanced Lifeguard Award.

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Surf Life Saving NZ Acknowledges Fatality at Cochrane’s Gap, Kariaotahi, Waiuku

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

After patrol hours on the evening of Friday the 7th of January 2022, the Police Maritime Unit advised SurfCom that a man was missing in the water close to the Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club. Lif...

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Reminding ourselves of the best things about Summer

Posted by Lwindi Ellis on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Luke Smith has been involved in surf life saving since he was four. Christchurch-based Smith is now the Southern Region Sport Manager for Surf Life Saving New Zealand and a volunteer surf lifeguard...

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