996 days ago

Next Meeting Thursday this Thursday 10th August 10.00am. Birkenhead RSA Function Room, Recreation Drive , Birkenhead

John Christianson from Friendship Club of Birkenhead (Probus)

Guest Speaker is Sylvia Durrant QSM the " Bird Lady". Sylvia will talk about her work with lost and injured birds. This is a club for retired men and women who would like to share in friendship and fellowship with others of similar age and interest. Optional interest groups include a walking group, outings, indoor bowls and coffee mornings. Interested, you are most welcome to come along and join us for the morning. For more information contact John Christianson Phone 483 4705

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We Say, You Say: Beach Safety

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.

The vast majority could not do so.

According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.

“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”

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