62 days ago

Northern lifeguards to start weekday patrols early after drownings

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, Auckland and Port Waikato lifeguards will start patrolling beaches on weekdays early this year after a recent surge in drownings and rescues.

Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) said weekday patrols would begin on a number of key beaches on November 29. Previously, they were to begin in mid-December.

Three people have died and 62 others have been rescued in just over a week, SLSNR said, and the region’s volunteer lifeguard service was exhausted.

The patrols will be at Bethells, Muriwai, Piha, Karekare and Karioitahi – along with Port Waikato’s Sunset Beach and Raglan.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

Donations need for Tonga

Durba from Avondale

Hi friends,
Sorry for the late notice but just found out that my neighbour has a 20ft container outside her house due to leave Tonga tomorrow Friday 28/1/22 afternoon. They have collected substantial goods but could do with more. They are looking for household goods, clothing, linen, water and non-perishable food. You can drop off at 22 Kelston St New Lynn. Please let your friends know.
Thank you.

3 days ago

Are you happy about the loss of 8,000 planted native seedlings?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora Neighbours, A contested decision by politicians on the Upper Harbour Local Board to mow down 8,000 native plants and young trees, could bring a hefty bill. Council staff reject that there was a mistake in the planting, and now there could be a big bill. What do you think ?

19 hours ago

Keeping your neighbourhood safe

The Team from Auckland Council

To kids, everywhere is a playground. It’s up to us to remind our whānau that it’s never okay to open a drain, even if they’ve dropped something in it. If you see a damaged or missing drain lid in your neighbourhood, call us on 09 301 0101 and we’ll come and fix it.

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