News & EventsNews & Event updates from Wainui Surf Life Saving Club

Vote the Boat Campaign 2018

27 Aug 2018 Posted by Wainui SLSC

BP and SLSNZ launched a competition earlier this year for submissions on why our Surf Life Saving Club would need a new IRB. Wainui Surf Life Saving Club made it though the initial rounds and is now 1 of 4 clubs around New Zealand in the running for a new IRB package worth $25,000.

Surf Life Saving Emergency Call Out Squad re assembled for Gisborne-Tairawhiti

6 Aug 2018 Posted by Wainui SLSC

A vital Emergency Call Out Squad (ECOS) has been re-established in the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti area after a three year hiatus, which will service the region for all surf life saving related call out operations, even outside patrol hours and including search and rescue missions.

Wainui Receives top Awards at Gisborne/Tairawhiti SLS End of Season Awards

2 Jul 2018 Posted by Wainui SLSC

Friday 29th June saw the Gisborne/Tairawhiti Surf Life Saving region awards for the 2017/18 seaseon. Surf Club members from the district came out to celebrate an amazing season of volunteer hours, passion, sporting and life guarding excellence.

The general feeling was one of unity and camaraderie where it didn’t matter what club you were from we are all together as one United Gizzy family. 

Our Wainui members took away a stack of awards, we are super proud of them and all those who contribute to our club. 

Awards of Excellence - Gisborne- Tairāwhiti Winners

Emerging Coach of the Year 
Sonia Keepa - Wainui SLSC

Coach of the Year 
Dion Williams - Wainui SLSC

McLeod Emerging Official of the Year 
Peter Simmons - Wainui SLSC

McLeod Official of the Year 
Debbie Hutchings - Waikanae SLSC

Sports Team of the Year
Midway U12 Women's Pool Relay Team - Jodiesha Kirkpatrick, Kassie Owen, Petiata Bowden & Sophie Petro

Sports Person of the Year - Under-14 Male
Jack Keepa - Wainui SLSC

U14 Sportswoman of the year
Joint winners - Chloe Kapene (Waikanae) & Sophie Petro (Midway)

Sports Person of the Year - Under-16 Male
Michael Pickett - Waikanae SLSC

Sports Person of the Year - Under-16 Female
Briana Irving - Waikanae SLSC

Sports Person of the Year - Under-19 Male
Jordan Mclarin - Waikanae SLSC

Sports Person of the Year - Under-19 Female
Olivia Corrin - Midway SLSC

Sports Person of the Year - Open Male
Cory Taylor - Midway SLSC

Sports Person of the Year - Open Female
Casie Fyall - Waikanae SLSC

Sports Person of the Year - Masters Male
Rob Fergus - Midway SLSC

Sports Person of the Year - Masters Female
Sonia Keepa - Wainui SLSC

Best International Performance (Individual)
Olivia Corrin - Midway SLSC

Under-19 Lifeguard of the Year
Louis Birkhead - Wainui SLSC

Pacific Medicare Volunteer Lifeguard of the Year
Andrew Shelton - Waikanae SLSC

Regional Lifeguard of the Year
Colby Putnam - Wainui SLSC

Patrol Captain of the Year
Eric Clearwater - Waikanae SLSC

Instructor of the Year
Michelle Mitchell - Waikanae SLSC

Beach Ed Instructor of the Year
Sonia Keepa - Wainui SLSC

Examiner of the Year
Jeremy Lockwood - Wainui SLSC

Volunteer of the Year
David Corrin - Midway SLSC

BP Rescue of the Year
Waikanae - January 2018 Rescue

Patrol Club of the Year
Waikanae SLSC

Zespri Club of the Year
Waikanae SLSC

Eastern Region Service Award
Belinda Slement - Wainui SLSC

Louis Birkhead awarded 2018 Club Person of the Year

12 May 2018 Posted by Sonia Keepa

Wainui Members came together this afternoon to celebrate an awesome season for the end of year Prize Giving. Acknowledging success, contribution and excellence from our under 5’s to our national achieving sport athletes through to life saving achievements and club involvement.

Club Clean up and Working bee

16 Apr 2018 Posted by Wainui SLSC

GIVE A LITTLE OF YOUR TIME - Working Bee at the club

Prizegiving May 12 3pm

13 Apr 2018 Posted by Wainui SLSC

Wainui SLSC welcomes all members to the annual prizegiving to celebrate the 2017/2018 season.

Wainui Girls Shine on home turf Nationals

18 Mar 2018 Posted by Wainui SLSC

Jasmine Smith and Abby Logan have been paddling together probably since before they could walk. Coming together again for for the Open Women's Board Rescue in their last event of the SLSNZ 2018 Nationals done in spectacular fashion in the peaking swell and late afternoon light. Heading into the medal presentation suspense was building as placings had not been confirmed - GOLD to our girls!!

U16's Shine on Day 2 of SLSNZ Nationals

17 Mar 2018 Posted by Wainui SLSC

Day 2 of the SLSNZ 2018 Nationals dawned with a blustery Southerly and jump in swell that had event management relocate the U16 competitors at Waikanae.

Wainui Canoe Crews open up Medal Tally at 2018 SLSNZ Nationals

16 Mar 2018 Posted by Wainui SLSC

The 2018 SLSNZ Nationals got off to a great start with perfect conditions across the beach at Midway. Being on home turf was an asset to the Wainui competitors who were able to get a good amount of training in on the competition arena leading into the Nationals.

Masters Competitors bringing in Medals for Wainui

15 Mar 2018 Posted by Wainui SLSC

2018 SLSNZ Nationals in Gisborne based at Midway Surf Club got off to a great start with the official opening day where the Masters competitors get out and go hard.