Easter weekend wraps up summer of rescues

The Easter weekend marked the end of Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s patrols over the summer, including the patrol at Kariaotahi Beach. Easter traditionally marks the end of the SLS patrol season which began at Labour Weekend in October 2017 and saw 74 clubs patrolling 92 locations nationwide. Provisional statistics show the Kariaotahi patrol spent more than 4000 volunteer lifeguard […]

Road Crash Statistics for August 2017

Twenty-nine people died on New Zealand roads in August. This is 2 fewer than August 2016 and is 5 more than the average August road toll for the last five years. To the end of August this year, 253 people have died on New Zealand roads. This is 35 more than at the same time last year. During August, 20 […]

Kariaotahi club wins top surf rescue award

Being a volunteer can sometimes be a thankless job. However, the dedication and effort of the Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club has been recognised at the 2017 annual Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) Toyota Financial Services Awards of Excellence. A massive after-hours effort by Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi lifeguards to respond to three separate emergencies in rapid succession, has […]

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