Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving club

Hunt raises funds for Surf Lifesavers

Kids and adults alike took to the clifftops of Castaways for their Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt raised funds for Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club. In total, $690 was raised for the club, and more than 100 children participated in the egg hunt, and enjoyed a sausage sizzle in the sunshine.

Local funds supporting locals

Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club received a cheque of $2500 from Nick King on Sunday 1 April. Nick, the owner of Nick’s Cafe in Waiuku, presented the cheque to Mike Lawrence, president of Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club, as he is aware of how much support they need. “It’s in our mantra to give back to the community,” said Nick. […]

Long service recognised

Jim Coe has been recognised for his contribution to sport, for 42 years of surf lifesaving at the Kariaotahi Surf Lifesaving Club At the Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards held on Sunday 26 November, Jim received an Auckland Council service to sport award. While it recognises his dedication to the Club, he says it’s a group effort. “There’s a lot that […]

Fonterra grant means more power for surf life savers

You’d have to be living under a rock, to not know about the great work our local surf lifesaving clubs do. Freezing their t-shirt clad bodies in the summer winds, while the rest of us languish on the beaches and tackle the waves. Rescuing swimmers and boogie boarders who get caught in rips. Corralling the hoards between the flags to keep […]

Local lifeguards honoured

A number of local surf life savers have been awarded with service awards at the National Awards of Excellence held in Auckland on Saturday 23 September. Brent Phillips, Joanne Hobson, Warren Edwards and Shane Edwards from Sunset Beach (Port Waikato) and Michael Lawrence, from Kariaotahi Beach were awarded their Service Awards at the ceremony. Holders of the Surf Life Saving […]

Vehicle rolls on Karioitahi Beach

Emergency services were quick to respond to an incident on Karioitahi Beach on Sunday 20 August 2017.  At around 12:15pm, a 4WD vehicle rolled about 300m north of the surf club. Witnesses say the driver attempted to ‘pull skids’. “They were doing skids up and down Karioitahi Beach and all of a sudden lost control of the vehicle and it […]


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