Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Spencer Park: Canterbury Surf Life Saving ‘Club of the Year'

Spencer Park Wins Canterbury Surf Life Saving ‘Club of the Year’ 2014

Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club (SPLSC) has won the commendable ‘Club of the Year’ award for the Canterbury region for the first time in 26 years.

The Canterbury/Tasman Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence were held on Friday 16 May, at the South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club.

The awards are held annually in recognition of excellence in surf lifesaving, the Club of the Year award being the premier award of the evening.

Mr Henry Lawson, the Canterbury Regional Club Development Officer, said “Spencer Park was extremely proactive in their recruitment, retention and membership development over the 2013-14 season, with the highest number of new lifeguards qualified in Christchurch”

“The day to day running of club patrols was faultless and the clubs sporting achievements over the season boosted their overall standing.”

The award is based on a set of criteria that assess the clubs across a variety of factors such as recruitment, retention, sporting achievement, general patrol operations, membership development, and overall club management.

SPSLC took home three medals at national sporting events this season.

SPSL Club Captain, Mr Samuel Baker, said the success was a huge boost in morale for the club:

“We are stoked to win this, our club is growing and we are all putting in heaps of effort to ensure a high level of service to our community.

He dedicated this season to patron Russell Hayes, who passed away earlier this year.

“He would be incredibly proud of what the club has achieved.”

Over the season the junior club has doubled in size, and sixteen new voluntary lifeguards have been trained, making SPSLC the fastest growing club in the region.

The club recorded 393 preventative actions by lifeguards, zero drownings and a 100 per cent record in patrol audits conducted during the season.

Spencer Park have also purchased new boards, surf skis, and for the first time surf boat and surf canoe equipment for members to use at leisure and for competition.

A new building is also in the works to replace the current clubhouse which Mr Baker said are inadequate for the expanding club.

“We are excited about our new building which will be a great multi-functional facility. A lot of infrastructure was damaged in the surrounding area due to the earthquakes and we think our new building will provide a focal point for the community.”

The new building will fill a hole in the community with a large function room with catering facilities for community meetings and events which will be available to the public for hire.

Anyone interested in becoming a surf lifesaver can visit SPLSC’s webpage: www.spencerpark.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Cosmetics & Pollution: Proposal To Ban Microbeads

Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment today. Marine scientists have been advocating for a ban on the microplastics, which have been found to quickly enter waterways and harm marine life. More>>

ALSO:

NIWA: 2016 New Zealand’s Warmest Year On Record

Annual temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above the annual average) throughout the country, with very few locations observing near average temperatures (within 0.5°C of the annual average) or lower. The year 2016 was the warmest on record for New Zealand, based on NIWA’s seven-station series which begins in 1909. More>>

ALSO:

Farewell 2016: NZ Economy Flies Through 2016's Political Curveballs

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy batted away some curly political curveballs of 2016 to end the year on a high note, with its twin planks of a booming construction sector and rampant tourism soon to be joined by a resurgent dairy industry. More>>

ALSO:


NZ Economy: More Growth Than Expected In 3rd Qtr

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a booming construction sector continued to underpin activity, spilling over into related building services, and was bolstered by tourism and transport ... More>>

  • NZ Govt - Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy
  • NZ Council of Trade Unions - Government needs to ensure economy raises living standards
  • KiwiRail Goes Deisel: Cans electric trains on partially electrified North Island trunkline

    Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail, the state-owned rail and freight operator, said a small fleet of electric trains on New Zealand’s North Island would be phased out over the next two years and replaced with diesel locomotives. More>>

  • KiwiRail - KiwiRail announces fleet decision on North Island line
  • Greens - Ditching electric trains massive step backwards
  • Labour - Bill English turns ‘Think Big’ into ‘Think Backwards’
  • First Union - Train drivers condemn KiwiRail’s return to “dirty diesel”
  • NZ First - KiwiRail Going Backwards for Xmas
  • NIWA: The Year's Top Science Findings

    Since 1972 NIWA has operated a Clean Air Monitoring Station at Baring Head, near Wellington... In June, Baring Head’s carbon dioxide readings officially passed 400 parts per million (ppm), a level last reached more than three million years ago. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Business
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news