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Funding boost allows right gear for job

0 Comments 12 December 2014

Funding boost means lifeguards have the right gear to do the job

United North PihaWhen your job description involves saving lives, you need to be well-equipped.

So there was no question where the money would go when the United North Piha Lifeguard Service was named one of a dozen New Zealand charities to receive $10,000 from Auckland Airport.

The club will put the money towards a defibrillator and a Mercury 30 Surf engine to help with rescues and patrols.

The director of lifesaving at United North Piha, Leif Nielson, said making sure lifeguards were prepared and that they had the equipment they needed at all times was hugely important to the job.

“It’s going to give us the peace of mind that we have good gear on the beach, if and when we need it,” Mr Nielson said.

Read the full story on NZ Herald

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