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‘Travelling billboard’ proves a winner for Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service


Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service recently received a new trailer to carry all their equipment that is used for their inflatable surf boats. The outboard motors, inflatable craft themselves, which deflate and roll up, and all associated gear. This helps them race to any part of Auckland’s distant West Coast Beaches, set up and be in the water 10 minutes after arriving.

It has enabled the crews to attend surf carnivals and rescues and have everything in one spot. At a recent carnival they were the envy of other surf clubs as everything can be towed there by one support vehicle. Maybe it helped them do so well.

This is also good for Lions in general as it’s like a travelling billboard.

The $5000 for the purpose-built trailer was donated to the surf club by the lions Clubs of Franklin Pakeke, Tuakau and Pukekohe with a supporting grant from the Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust. For more information on Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service, click here.  

The Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service “crew” stand alongside their inflatable with the new equipment trailer in the background.


Representatives of the local lions clubs who supported this project.
Left to right : Barry Haybittle and Murray Neale from
Pukekohe Lions, Colin Hunkin from Franklin Pakeke
Lions, Warwick Martin and Lynette Bruce from Tuakau
Lions. Photos courtesy of Fairfax Media.



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