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2022 Nominees Booklet - National Awards of Excellence

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 2021/2022 season.

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<strong>Awards</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Excellence</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong> NOMINEES


Welcome<br />

The Surf Life Saving <strong>National</strong> <strong>Awards</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Excellence</strong><br />

programme recognises the contribution <strong>of</strong> our amazing<br />

members from the grass roots <strong>of</strong> Surf Life Saving during<br />

the 2021/<strong>2022</strong> season.<br />

<br />

We are delighted to announce this year's SLSNZ's<br />

<strong>Awards</strong> Of <strong>Excellence</strong> nominees.<br />

<br />

Congratulations to all <strong>of</strong> our nominees.<br />

<br />

We are incredibly proud and grateful for all that you do<br />

and achieve.<br />

<br />

The contribution you make to Surf Life Saving, your<br />

clubs and communities is outstanding . . . even more so<br />

because you do this as volunteers!


Contents<br />

SPECIAL AWARDS<br />

bp Rescue <strong>of</strong> the Year Award<br />

bp Media Award<br />

LIFESAVING SPORT AWARDS<br />

TSB Official <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

TSB Coach <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

INSTRUCTOR & VOLUNTEER AWARDS<br />

DHL Instructor <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

DHL Volunteer <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

DHL Innovation <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

SURF LIFESAVING AWARDS<br />

Patrol Support <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

NZ Lottery Grants Board Lifeguard <strong>of</strong> the Year Award


Special<br />

<strong>Awards</strong>


Rescue <strong>of</strong> the Year Award<br />

The purpose <strong>of</strong> this award is to recognise Surf<br />

Lifeguards who have demonstrated outstanding<br />

execution <strong>of</strong> their skills and training in<br />

searches, rescues, first-aids<br />

and other incidents.<br />

<br />

<strong>Nominees</strong><br />

Winter/November- Muriwai VLS<br />

December- Raglan SLSC<br />

January- Pauanui SLSC & Tairua SLSC<br />

February- Piha SLSC<br />

March- Muriwai VLS


Media Award<br />

The purpose <strong>of</strong> this award is to recognise<br />

media who have used their platform to create a<br />

positive impact for SLSNZ by creating content to keep<br />

people safe at the beach or highlight an important issue<br />

and who have also achieved widespread reach or targeted a<br />

priority audience in a creative or engaging manner.


<strong>Nominees</strong><br />

Newshub Live:<br />

Surf lifesavers have clear message for New Zealanders<br />

hitting the beach this summer<br />

TVNZ Breakfast:<br />

Day in the Life <strong>of</strong> a Surf Lifeguard<br />

Newshub AM Show:<br />

Report reveals 60% <strong>of</strong> Kiwis can't identify a rip as NZ<br />

records worst summer for drownings in 40 years<br />

Newshub Live:<br />

Wāhine on Water aiming for better equality among<br />

lifeguards driving inflatable rescue boats<br />

Stuff:<br />

Lifeguard <strong>of</strong> the year wants more women in leadership<br />

roles on the waves<br />

TVNZ Seven Sharp:<br />

How to survive if you get caught in a rip


Lifesaving<br />

Sport<br />

<strong>Awards</strong>


Official <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

The purpose <strong>of</strong> this award is to recognise a member<br />

who has made an outstanding contribution to the<br />

<strong>of</strong>ficiating <strong>of</strong> Lifesaving Sport competitions in<br />

2021/<strong>2022</strong> season.<br />

<strong>Nominees</strong><br />

Benny Larsen, Orewa SLSC<br />

Caroline Bird, Mount Maunganui LS<br />

Dion Williams, Wainui SLSC<br />

Natasha Brewer, Westshore SLSC<br />

Joanne Brimelow, Fitzroy SLSC<br />

Glen Jones, Titahi Bay SLSC<br />

Craig Todd, Sumner SLSC<br />

Mark Familton, Warrington SLSC


Coach <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

The purpose <strong>of</strong> this award is to recognise a member<br />

who has made an outstanding contribution to the<br />

coaching <strong>of</strong> Lifesaving Sport teams and/or<br />

individuals in <strong>2022</strong>/<strong>2022</strong>.<br />

<strong>Nominees</strong><br />

Shane Edwards, Sunset Beach LS<br />

Katrina Madill, Mount Maunganui LS<br />

Arna Majstrovic, Waikanae SLSC<br />

Rhys Harman, Waimarama SLSC<br />

Carl Barnes, Fitzroy SLSC<br />

Rhys Speirs, Maranui SLSC<br />

Daryl Poulsen, Spencer Park SLSC<br />

Peter Gibbons & Nic Bryce, St Kilda SLSC


Instructor<br />

& Volunteer<br />

<strong>Awards</strong>


Instructor <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

The purpose <strong>of</strong> this award is to recognise a member<br />

who has made an outstanding contribution to the<br />

development and enhancement <strong>of</strong> Surf Lifeguard<br />

capability during the 2021/<strong>2022</strong> season.<br />

<strong>Nominees</strong><br />

Mark Johnston, Orewa SLSC<br />

Brianna Norris, Whangamata SLSC<br />

Ryan Hohneck, Papamoa SLSC<br />

Sonia Keeper, Wainui SLSC<br />

Oliver Parvin, Waimarama SLSC<br />

Ashleigh Hurring, Fitzroy SLSC<br />

Mike Taylor, Riversdale Beach SLSC<br />

Brendon Ferguson, Rārangi SLSC<br />

Hannah Williams, St Clair SLSC


Volunteer <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

The purpose <strong>of</strong> this award is to recognise an outstanding<br />

member who has made a significant volunteer<br />

contribution to enhancing surf lifesaving<br />

within their local area during the<br />

2021/<strong>2022</strong> season.<br />

<strong>Nominees</strong><br />

Harry Mellor, Red Beach SLSC<br />

Kevin Thorburn, Onemana SLSC<br />

Mereheni Meads, Maketu SLSC<br />

Dion Williams, Wainui SLSC<br />

Harry Machiela, Pacific SLSC<br />

Darren James, Fitzroy SLSC<br />

Adam Radich, Foxton SLSC<br />

Dean Le Warne, North Beach SLSC<br />

Scott Crosbie, Oreti SLSC


Innovation <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

The purpose <strong>of</strong> this award is to recognise a member,<br />

club, business or group who through innovation<br />

have been able to enhance Surf Life Saving New<br />

Zealand’s ability to achieve its purpose <strong>of</strong><br />

‘preventing drowning in New Zealand.’<br />

<strong>Nominees</strong><br />

IRB Trailers - Dean Maddaford, Bethells Beach SLSP<br />

Mauao Markers - John Svendsen, Mount Maunganui LS<br />

Viewing Platform - Tony Pattison, Waimarama SLSC<br />

IRB Road Trailer Concept - Darrell Gainsford, North Beach SLSC<br />

Artificial Intelligence Rip Detection - Charlotte Becconsall-Ryan,<br />

Warrington SLSC


Surf<br />

Lifesaving<br />

<strong>Awards</strong>


Patrol Support <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

The purpose <strong>of</strong> this award is to recognise a member<br />

who has served as an outstanding role model for patrol<br />

support during the 2021/<strong>2022</strong> season, portraying<br />

exceptional knowledge, capability, credibility and<br />

leadership.<br />

<br />

<strong>Nominees</strong><br />

Grace Crimmins, United North Piha LS<br />

Sharlene Manukau, Waihi Beach LS<br />

Caroline Bird, Mount Maunganui LS<br />

Anna Briant, Waikanae SLSC<br />

Cushla McLaren, Waimarama SLSC<br />

Craig Parker, Titahi Bay SLSC<br />

Peter Drake, Waikuku Beach SLSC<br />

Dave Bourke, St Kilda SLSC


Lifeguard <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

The purpose <strong>of</strong> this award is to recognise a member<br />

who has served as an outstanding role model for<br />

surf lifeguards during the 2021/<strong>2022</strong> season,<br />

portraying exceptional knowledge, capability,<br />

credibility and leadership.<br />

<strong>Nominees</strong><br />

Dan Short, United North Piha LS/ Mairangi Bay SLSC<br />

Dominic Sutton, Whangamata SLSC<br />

Boyd Harris, Pukehina SR<br />

Ana Naden, Waikanae SLSC<br />

Temepara Reihana, Westshore SLSC<br />

Macy Sinclair, Opunake SLSC<br />

Jago Dellow, Paekakariki SL<br />

Zeke De Gouw, Spencer Park SLSC<br />

Gabby Trotter, Brighton SLSC

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