Top award for Sunset Beach lifeguard
Malcolm was named Volunteer of the Year, recognising an outstanding member who has made a significant volunteer contribution to enhancing surf lifesaving within their local area during the 2014/2015 season.
Mr Halliday says in his 26th year as club President and Committee Chairman, Malcolm has steered the club through an eventful season patrolling, mentoring and seeking funding.
“As Patrol Captain and IRB driver on the masters’ patrol, Malcolm patrolled over 100 hours during the season which included a body recovery in very trying conditions on New Year’s Eve as well as a search for two missing fishermen.
“Being a volunteer is a huge commitment and Malcolm manages to foster relationships and attend to the needs of all members, young and old, within his much loved club,” he says. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post