The Surf Life Saving National Awards of Excellence programme recognises the contribution of our amazing members from the grass roots of Surf Life Saving during the 2019/2020 season. Congratulations to all of our winners and award recipients.
The fantastic DHL team continued their focus to help Surf Life Saving “drive safer beaches,” with the launch <strong>of</strong> the Flip n Stay Safe game – a memory game that promoted our key beach safety messages through digital gaming. We know prevention is better than cure and the best way to save lives at the beach is by teaching people how to stay out <strong>of</strong> danger. The game was effective in not only engaging the public but also helping in memory retention <strong>of</strong> our beach safety messages, which ultimately will help change behaviours towards keeping safer on New Zealand beaches. The winner received $1000 cash and another $2000 was awarded to their club <strong>of</strong> choice – in this case, it was Mairangi Bay SLSC. A hard copy version was also produced and the game was thoroughly enjoyed at Surf Lifesaving sports events across New Zealand. We are truly indebted to DHL for helping reinforce essential lifesaving messages to kiwis.