Northern Region is the largest of the Surf Life Saving regions in New Zealand covering Auckland to the Far North, and as far south as Raglan. With 17 Clubs patrolling 26 beaches we cover some of New Zealand’s busiest surf beaches. Our volunteer lifeguard army provide a vital rescue service to keep Kiwis and overseas visitors safe in, on ans around our surf beaches. Without this service there would be many more drowning fatalities. New Zealand already has one of the highest preventable drowning rates amongst developed nations in the world. Your support would help us bring this statistic down.
For more information on Surf Lifesaving Northern Region please visit their website.
Lifeguards across the Northern Region in the 2016/17 season have:
Spent 83,491 hours patrolling our beaches
Undertaken 652 rescues
Conducted 771 first aid treatments
Taken part in 155 searches
Completed 37,663 preventative actions ensuring the safety of almost 127,684 people
Surf Life Saving has some big projects that require significant funding over the next three years, including;
A Digital Radio Upgrade for $250,000 - The regional radio network is to surf life savers what the 111 emergency telephone number is to the public and emergency services. Every single surf rescue and beach incident managed by surf life savers is coordinated and controlled via the regional radio network. It is the surf life savers’ lifeline to other emergency services, and provides surf lifeguards with a vital connection to back-up and safety when operating in treacherous, often isolated conditions.
Upgrading ours clubs emergency medical capability for $150,000 - upgrading our Clubs medical facilities to provide state of the art first response medical facilities.
Volunteer Lifeguard Skill Development program for $150,000 over three years - Intermediate and Senior Lifeguard Schools training, building the capability of our lifeguard volunteers to.
We couldn’t think of a better Charity event to partner with. Rescue Run is not only raising funds for essential rescue services. The event itself, is built around utilizing essential rescue skills to help save a life, to raise awareness of the rescue services that it supports