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Three new Life Members announced…

Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club are delighted to announce three new Life Members for our club that were confirmed at our Thank you dinner on Sunday 30 May 2021.

It was a tough season on the beach at Karekare with no clubhouse facility. That meant no where to make a cup of tea, no bathroom facilities and no warm shower after 7 plus hours on the beach, sometimes in howling wind and rain.

But our lifeguards are tough and this only makes us stronger and more determined to finish our magnificent new building.

At our dinner held at Swanson RSA we announced three new members to our Life Membership list.

These three members have dedicated much of their adult (and some their youth) to Karekare and ensuring members of the public who visit the beach return home safely. They have held an extensive list of positions and continue to do so, over the decades from Patrol Captains, IRB Drivers, Vice Patrol Captains, Club Captain, Members of the Executive Committee, competed with sports teams, Junior Surf and Rookie coaches and part of our rebuild project teams.

We thank them and their families for their dedicated service to the club and look forward to their continued support as we move into a new phase of the clubs future.

What’s been happening…

The club is delighted to confirm that the building project is drawing to a close.

We are still working on the finishing touches with the kitchen due for installation in August and our individual setup for our lifesaving operation and the landscaping but soon we will back in our home on the beach.

A huge thank you to the team at Cassidy Construction for making the construction part of the build so seamless. Also to our Project Management Team MPM and our Architects Studio 106.

Also, we could not have done this without our sponsors and supporters. Thank you to Auckland Council, Lotteries New Zealand, The Trusts (TTCF), Foundation North, Grassroots, NZCT, Western Districts Community Foundation and all our members, friends and supporters who have donated to ensure this project happened.

We will be officially opening the club on 16 October so will be all set to go for the new season starting at Labour Weekend 2021. We can’t wait to show you all what a wonderful lifesaving and community facility we have built.


Karekare surf lifesaving club, Founded 1935

He waka eke noa

A canoe which we are all in with no exception


  • I am Karekare, I belong to this beach
  • I am a proud volunteer lifeguard, my skill is valued
  • This is my beach, this is my place
  • I will do my duty as a lifeguard and club member with pride
  • I will be the best I can be
  • My rights and privileges are no greater or less than any other member of the club
  • I will respect those that have come before and will continue to do the same for those afterwards
  • I will treat others with dignity and respect
  • I will protect my fellow lifeguards, we are a team
  • I will celebrate diversity and difference
  • I will speak up against destructive behaviour
  • I will not condone disrespectful behaviour

I am the spirit of Karekare…. Alone we can do but together we can do more

We are a proud social responsible club, these people are available if you wish to talk to anyone about anything in the club.