Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Mangawhai Lifeguards Gear Up For The Season

Media Release
22 October 2008

Mangawhai Lifeguards Gear Up For The Season

With Labour weekend only a few days away it’s that time of year where Kiwis start thinking about barbeques, sun, surf and sand - meaning it’s also that time of year where volunteer surf lifeguards start their patrols.

From this Saturday (25 October 2008) Mangawhai Heads volunteer surf lifeguards will be on patrol every weekend and public holiday from 11am-4pm until Easter Monday (13 April 2009).

Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service Club Captain, Brent Goldschmidt, says the Mangawhai surf lifeguards are gearing up for the season but want to remind beachgoers of key surf safety tips while they’re having fun this summer.

“The key safety message we want to stress to beachgoers is to swim between the flags at a lifeguard patrolled beach. All our lifeguards have been through intensive surf training and are there to ensure the public can enjoy the beach safely.”

“Last season Mangawhai Heads volunteer lifeguards spent 3396 hours patrolling, saved 64 lives and performed 5975 preventative actions to keep the public safe.”

Surf safety tips
• Swim at lifeguard patrolled beaches
• Swim between the red and yellow flags
• If in doubt, stay out
• Never swim or surf alone
• Boaties, be aware of swell, tide and weather forecasts

SLSNR Regional Surf Lifeguards will patrol Mangawhai Heads Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm, from 19 December 2008.

To find out more about the Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service visit To find out more about the Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service visit www.mangawhaisurf.org.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election