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    • Notice of AGM – Sunday 25 June 2023
      • The Agenda for the Annual General Meeting is below. The meeting will be held at the Raumati Pool Club rooms (next to The Waterfront bar) next Sunday 25th June, 3pm. All welcome. If you’re interested in becoming a committee member please reach out to admin@pslg.org.nz to learn about what’s involved. We love to have a range of voices and expertise on hand.... Read More

    • Benestar counselling for SLSNZ members and their immediate families
      • What is happening?Benestar is the new counselling and wellbeing provider for SLSNZ/SLSNR patrolling members. The great news is that all SLSNZ/SLSNR patrolling members and their immediate families now have access to fully funded, confidential counselling and wellbeing resources through Benestar. Benestar have counsellors throughout New Zealand who can be selected and booked online by the... Read More

    • Permanent closure of Paekākāriki surf club building
      • The committee have considered recent recommendations made by StrucD Ltd following their Structural Inspection of the Paekākāriki Surf Club Building, and have decided for the safety of members and the public, to close down the building. With the sole exception being the IRB Shed – this will remain operational. Access to the building is permitted to limited personnel only, who will be tasked with retrieving any remaining gear and memorabilia. All access will be blocked off once we have had the opportunity to retrieve gear. We realise this may come as a shock to some, but for others the declining condition of the club was already having an impact on daily operations and may feel somewhat overdue. Our building committee are working hard to secure funding for the new building project, but we have a huge road ahead of us, targeting around $4m. We recognise the building closure is going to change the way we operate, and we are realistic that this may go beyond this coming summer season. Thankfully we have some great brains in our club, and we are pulling together a plan to ensure we can continue to offer lifeguarding, surf sports and nippers in the coming seasons. ​If you have any questions please read on as we have attempted to cover FAQs below. There will also be a club meeting 12 September to discuss a plan forward. You can view StrucD Limited’s findings and recommendations in the pdf letter below structural-inspection-letter-090821Download SLSNZ partial funding secured for shower and toilet block Pleasingly, Surf Life Saving NZ have already offered us funding to go towards a shower and ablutions block. This will enable us to carry on with our programmes this summer. We are very grateful for their timely support. Meeting 12 September – Building closure and moving day Paekakariki Memorial Hall 12 September at 2pm All members and supporters are welcome. Meeting followed by gear removal from the clubhouse. Lifeguarding, surf sports and nippers will continue We have every intention and commitment to continue our club activities. The plan is to obtain temporary accommodation in the form of portacoms and shipping containers on site. Senior craft – Inlet training will continue as per usual. IRB Training – The IRB shed is not considered to be part of the main building, and as such we are able to continue using it temporarily. However only one IRB crew (driver + crewperson) may be in the IRB Shed at any one time. Nippers – Board training at the inlet will resume shortly. By the time we move to Paekakariki Beach trainings there should be a temporary shower and toilet block installed. Boaties – We are in the midst of securing a space for the ergs. Meanwhile, winter boat trainings will continue at the Mana inlet with the hope the shower and toilet block is ready for summer beach trainings. Regional guard – It is expected we will still have regional guard operating at Paekakariki this summer. What we need members to Do KeysAll surf club keys must be returned to the committee as soon as possible. Personal Gear RemovalDo not enter the clubhouse without express permission from the committee. You will have an opportunity during club moving day 12 September. What we need help with Portacom or similarWe need a powered portacom, ideally with a kitchenette, to ensure we can continue to run our programmes this summer. If you have access to one, or any connections who could help us to obtain one sooner rather than later, please reply to this email. Shower and toilet blockSimilarly, we need a portable style shower and toilet block. Any offers of support with this, please email. Shipping containersWe are after one or two shipping containers to assist with on site storage. Ideally a 20ft size. Can you help? StorageLong term and short term storage options are required for all of our gear and sports equipment. Do you have warehouse space, workshop storage or a spare garage that could look after our belongings? Please email us! We need to store big stuff like craft, nipper boards etc. But we also have archives, photographs, merchandise and club uniforms that will need a home. All bright ideas welcome! FundraisingWe cannot emphasise enough how big of a task we have on our hands. It’s going to be around $4m we need to raise for the new building. Plus we are now having to address temporary accommodation and storage costs for the club over the next season or so. Please – if you have any connections that may help us with this please get in touch with Matt mattwarren505@gmail.com or Karen karen.simpson@canoeracing.org.nz Offers in-kind and pro-bono work Both for preparing our temporary accommodation and for the new building project. With the new build in particular we require someone with project management skills to help manage the project going forwardlarge building construction firms and services Still have questions? You can reach Club Chair Matt Warren via mattwarren505@gmail.com 

    • Lease confirmed for new building
      • After 9 years of work with the Greater Wellington Regional Council we can confirm that they’ve approved a 30 year lease, in principle, for our new building. This is a huge step forward for the project that will now allow us to apply for consents and target the major funders. A huge thanks goes to everyone that has worked hard to get this across the line, especially for those that have been in the full 9 years. To mark this huge milestone we’re having a celebration at the surf club on 3 July. All members and supporters are invited to attend. RSVP is essential by 24 June to Karen.Simpson@canoeracing.org.nz

    • Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards – AGM 2021
      • The Annual General Meeting of Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards will be held on the 27 June 2021 at 3pm. We invite all Lifemembers, club members, supporters and community to attend. It will be held at the Paekakariki Surf Club, end of the Parade, Paekakariki. All committee positions will be open for election and the annual report and financials will be presented. For any nominations or items of business please forward these to the secretary, Karen Simpson-Warren, karen.simpson@canoeracing.org.nz

    • Announcing the 1913 club
      • To assist with fundraising for our new building, we’re pleased to introduce an initiative that anyone can be part of – the 1913 Club. You may have seen Club Chair Matt Warren on Breakfast TV last month speaking about the building and teasing this initiative… well now it’s time for you to take part. Members of the 1913 Club will support the redevelopment project by making a regular, on-going financial contribution to the Club of $19 – that’s less than 5 coffees! Your contribution of $19* can be set up via our givealittle page and be made weekly, fortnightly or monthly. All donations are tax deductible. There is no minimum time period and you can stop your payment at any time. We’ll be thanking long term members of the club with exclusive items, such as the 1913 Club cap, as milestones are met. As well as special merchandise, you’ll get frequent updates on our progress, be first on the invitation list for the opening celebrations, and we’ll honour those who joined the club in permanent signage in the new building. 1913 Club cap We’d really appreciate your support, so if you are willing to join the 1913 Club please go straight to Givealittle and click donate, then make sure you select the giving frequency. If you’d rather make a donation outside of givealittle then email Sarah on pslnippers@gmail.com or call her on 021 0246 1596.

    • Consultation on new building – GWRC survey
      • We are entering the next phase of our building project. We are currently working with GWRC to obtain a lease in QEII Park so we can build a new clubhouse. Our current building is in great need of replacing and has long outlived its intended lifespan. Greater Wellington Regional Council are currently seeking feedback on the proposed plan for the new clubhouse. Please fill out their survey before 3pm, Tuesday 6 April 2021 to have your say and give your support to this vital project. Please find the consultation documents and survey on the GWRC website here https://haveyoursay.gw.govt.nz/surf-clubhttps://haveyoursay.gw.govt.nz/surf-club

    • 2020 Nipper Open Day 18 October
      • Time: 1.45pm Location: Paekakariki Surf Club Junior surf, or nippers as it’s commonly known, is for kids ages 7-13. Once they turn 14 they are considered a senior and able to sit their lifeguard award and begin patrolling. Learn more at our open day. Check out the clubhouse and equipment. There’ll be a few games and a chance to pay subs and buy uniforms. All welcome.

    • New Building Project Consultation Open Day – 3pm Sunday 13 September 2020
      • We are inviting all interested community members to the Paekakariki Surf Club Sunday 13th September at 3pm for a discussion around our new building plans. We would love for the community to be a part of this project. For more information about the project check out our build page here. And read the project brief here pslg-new-build-brief-20-v2Download View from beach – concept drawing View from Wellington Road, QE Park – concept drawing

    • 2019/20 Club Prizegiving and Awards
      • Derbridge Cup (7yr Boys) – Humphrey Curtis Bowers Cup (7yr Girls) – Lucia Harfitt Magee Cup (8yr Boys) – Zeplin Burglass-Devereux Porter Family Cup (8yr G) – Honor Dreaneen, Abigail Maguire Brinck Cup (9yr B) – Asher Thomas Cheesman Cup (9yr G) – Molly Sherriff Shaw Cup (10yr B) – Felix Thomas Frain Cup (10yr G) – Lola Cowley Thomson Parker Cup (11y B) – Not contested Lyall Cup (11y G) – Ella Chamberlain Harvey Cup (12yr B) – Renn Harper Sewell Cup (12yr G) – Zoe Bailey Hill Allen Cup (13yr B) – Not contested Imrie Cup (13yr G) – Ava Jones Eddie Bethall Cup – Surf Race – Felix Thomas Instructors Cup – Surf Race – Ava Jones Junior of the Year Shield – Ava Jones Brophy Trophy (U16 B) – Alex Cecioni Forbes Cup (U16 G) – Mickey Jones Rose Bowl (U19 B) – Max Jones Valentine Trophy (U19 G) – Georgia Ballentyne Hooky Cup (Open M) – Jamie Norris Wills Cup (Open W) – Brianna Norris Open Men Ski Cup – Max Jones Jane Perkins Shield Ski – Amy Dellow Pat Cheesman Trophy Surf Race – Alex Cecioni Kapiti Cup Surf Race – Katie Trott Coaches Choice – Amy Dellow Kennelly Cup, Sportsman of the Year – Alex Cecioni Hodder Family, Sportswoman of the Year – Georgia Ballentyne Bednarek-Trott Cup, Sports Team of the Year – U23 Magpies: Keely Saunders, Alex Coupe, Gemma Woolcock, Taylor Smith, Shane Radovanovich JP IRB Shield – Dwight Garton Rookie of the Year – Robbie Strombom Most Promising Lifeguard – Sarah Warren Simpson Shield, Patrol Team of the YearPatrol Team 3: Sarah Downs (Patrol Captain), Riley Crosbie, Jason Perry, Amy Spiekerman, Nikita Cameron-Bennett, Max Jones, Freya Hodge, Bella Brewer, Mia Litten, Callum Humphries Rescue of the Year – Brianna Norris, Ben Strombom, Sarah Warren, Riley Crosbie Lifeguard of the Year – Mike Ward Volunteer of the Year – Peter Jones Coach of the Year – Shane Radovanovich Official of the Year – Richard Whinham Instructor the Year – Brianna Norris New lifeguards 2020 Robbie StrombomWilliam ButtershawGeena Pombo-VermeyNikita Cameron-BennettBen NorrisAva JonesLily KeatingMia LittenSavannah WardMatt BurnerBella Brewer

    • Notice of 2020 AGM
      • The Annual General Meeting of the Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards Inc. will be held on: Date: Sunday 28 June 2020Time: 3pmLocation: Paekakariki Surf Clubrooms, End of the Parade, Paekakariki. We will also be making this meeting available online for those who are unable to make it in person. It will be streamed via Facebook. Join the Facebook event Please contact the secretary Elyse Robêrt by 14 June if you have any items for the agenda or apologies: elyserobert@gmail.comPO Box 11, Paekakariki 5034 Covid19 Alert Level 2 Protocols We have outlined new health and safety protocols for all members and persons visiting the surf club. Please familiarise yourselves with these before entering the premises. These can be found on our website at the link below. Download Covid19 info

    • Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards Operational Plan for Covid19 Alert Level 2
      • Alert Level 2 is not life as normal, some restrictions and other measures remain in place to reduce the risk of transmission. The Surf Club can operate all activities with restrictions. Training sessions can resume and we can hold meetings and training sessions. As of 29 May, we can meet in groups of up to 100 people for meetings, training and club activities but where possible keep the groups to a smaller size. In the event of an emergency response the POM must be followed and Covid19 operational rules should be followed in a practical sense i.e sign in sheet can be completed after the event. Please download the guidelines and familiarise yourself with them before visiting the clubhouse. Paekakariki surf club covid-19-guidelines_26may2020Download For further information please see http://www.covid19.govt.nz

    • Level 2 update
      • LEVEL 2 UPDATE The club will remain CLOSED this week and will reopen in some capacity next week. The committee are currently working on processes and guidelines to ensure our activities can be carried out safely. We will put out more detailed communications to the membership shortly. Entering the Clubhouse If you need to enter the clubhouse for any reason, you must first obtain permission from Brent, Matt or Elyse. Training in Small Groups At this stage feel free to go to the beach in small groups (10) but do not enter the clubhouse unless you have permission. Callout squad The Callout Squad will continue to follow the guidelines outlined by SLSNZ. Full SLSNZ Guidelines You can read these at the link. https://www.surflifesaving.org.nz/organisation/covid-19

    • Comedy fundraiser
      • A MASSIVE MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who came out last night to enjoy our comedy fundraiser show. Biggest of thank yous to Li’i Alaimoana – Comedian Raybon Kan and Nick Rado Comedian who had us in stitches all night long. We of course couldn’t have done it without all of our awesome sponsors:Pukeko Rental Managers – Kapiti CoastEnSoul Yoga + WellnessBlack Dog ConsultingPlacemakers PoriruaThe White StudioMoana RoadThe Perching ParrotMcCarthy FamilySDR Flooring LtdCarpentry PlusDaizy Design Face PaintingOKFishing.com

    • Update Jan 2020 – New Building Project
      • Over the past 50 years the club house has been battered by the environment and is now in a poor state of repair. The primary driver for the development of the Pavilion is the need to address major structural degradation, mitigate against coastal erosion and to reconfigure patrol, meeting and storage spaces to improve their performance and reflect the growing size of the club. A Seismic Assessment was completed by Chris Pine of Sawrey Consulting Engineers in 2011 and updated in 2018 which included a number of recommendations. The main suggestion was that the club move out within 5 years. New Build briefing documentDownload New Build project overview documentDownload In summary, the Pavilion is currently requiring redevelopment because of: increased club use, particularly by juniors and their familiesrequirements for multiple concurrent use, driving a more effective layoutincreased demand and expectations by other usersthe current facility is no longer fit for purposethe building is structurally unable to withstand a seismic event or tsunamithe location of the facility is within the forecast erosion zoneclub membership and use has outgrown the current space availableCivil Defence may want to locate their Paekakariki centre to this siteother community groups and users are keen to use the facility The key needs are therefore: improved changing and toileting facilitiesimproved and increased storageseparation of patrol and meeting/function roomsimproved kitchen facilitiesspace for other community groups and activities Proposed location of the new building Contact For further information contact: Matt WarrenPaekakariki Surf Lifeguards027 4757323mattwarren505@gmail.com

    • Update on the clubhouse – earthquake safety
      • The following text is a copy of an email sent to membership on 2018. You can view the full email, including images, at the link. To the Members and Supporters of Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards,The purpose of this email is to inform the membership of some important information regarding the PSL Clubhouse and to provide a brief update as to where we are at with the current club rebuild project.Over recent months the PSL management committee has discussed the current building at length. We are aware of a number of issues with the current building that have been raised through the membership and there have also been some questions asked in relation to the structural integrity of the building following the Kaikoura earthquakes that occurred a couple of years ago. The question that the committee has been grappling with over the past few years is how much money we invest in the current clubhouse given the overarching goal of building a new clubhouse.To assist in decision-making, the committee engaged Sawrey Consulting Engineers Ltd to provide an independent assessment of the current building. This was the same engineering company that undertook the initial Seismic assessment in August 2011 as part of a feasibility study that provided options for the clubhouse (essentially what was the catalyst for the club rebuild project). Sawrey Consulting Engineers conducted the assessment of the current building on November 6th and provided a report to the committee last week.  Their key findings were as follows: Parts of the building are at 22% NBS – the building is earthquake prone.The building will continue to deteriorate and without significant investment, there is not much we can do to stop this now.The building is fit for purpose in the short term however needs to be replaced or strengthened within 5 yearsThere is risk during an earthquake (moderate or large) and we need to get an evacuation plan in place when the building is in use. (Evacuation Plans here – These will be displayed around the clubhouse) This does not address the maintenance issues in relation to the clubhouse – hot water, plumbing etc, however it does give us some clear guidelines and timeframes to work towards in relation to a new building. It also provides us with clear information that will assist us in decision making regarding investment in the short term.  With respect to this, the committee is investigating a plan for the plumbing and hot water as soon as is practicable. I want to use this opportunity to acknowledge the work that a lot of our members have done on our club to keep things ticking along- particularly James Imrie, Steve Dickson, Steve Shields, Dwight Garton and Trent Shields. These guys have put countless hours into maintaining the building and it is often at their own expense (apologies for anyone that I have missed). The new building project has been led by Matt Warren and he has put in a mountain of work for this. The biggest challenge that we have had to date, has been securing a lease so that we can move ahead with the consent process. We had an early indication where we could build, however, as we have moved further along with this process, it became apparent that this was not a feasible option. We currently do not have a lease for a new building, however we have 80% of the documentation required for this, and the engineer’s report will help us push ahead with this. The long term goal is still a rebuild of a clubhouse.  We have 5 years to make this happen and it is going to take a huge effort from the entire membership. We will endeavour to keep the membership up to date as we move ahead with this process. If you have a skillset that could add value, or wish to be involved in this project we would love to hear from you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding this email or the process that we have undertaken. Brent HarveyChairPaekakariki Surf Lifeguardsbrentharvey82@gmail.com

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