New Lifesaving & Training Facility for Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi

$6,494 of $300,000 goal
Given by 67 generous donors in 12 weeks

Supporting the development of the New Lifesaving & Training Facility for Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi


Help Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi get a new home. We're there for you in the water, be there for us on the land!

The current club house is 50 years old. Being on the wild West Coast has taken it's toll on the building, it has become unsafe and unsuitable for effective use.

Over the past 10 years Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi has embarked on a project to design and eventually build a fit for purpose Lifesaving & Training Facility as new home for the club. This new facility has been designed with spacial consideration for community groups to use alongside surf life saving operations.

Events, training and search & rescue operations will also operate out of the new building throughout the year for the local and wider community.

Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi has a membership of 50+ Junior Surf members (aged 5 to 13) and a further 60+ Surf Lifeguards and Patrol Support members (aged 14+). This life saving membership performs over 20 rescues a year, assisting more that 50 people to safety, 30+ First Aids, 10+ searches with a further 1500+ proactive preventative actions involving 6000+ members of the community.

With no club house, this wild part of the coastline will go unsupported by our essential public service.

About us

Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi Inc is affiliated with Surf Life Saving Northern Region and Surf Lifesaving New Zealand and provide beach and coastal safety services on Karioitahi Beach and the wider community.

Use of funds

Funds raised will go directly towards the cost of the new Surf Life Saving Club facility.

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Latest update

Revised Goal  17 June 2022

Updated fundraising goal. We continue to seek support from community partners / gaming trusts and funders so we've re-aligned our direct community ask. We thank everyone sincerely for their support so far and thanks in advance to those who choose to donate to our cause.

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Jody on 04 Jul 2022
Kendall Whanau
Kendall Whanau on 04 Jul 2022
Grateful that the team are there to watch out for our kids and grandkids. Thanks from us Kendalls.

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This page was created on 15 May 2022 and closes on 15 May 2023.