Orewa lifeguard and U16 Sportsman winner Hamish Lockie, won gold in the Ski Race and Board Relay and silver in the Board Race and Board Rescue at the National Championships. U16 sportswoman winner Lucy Makaea won nine medals at the Northern Region Pool Championships and 14, including 10 golds, at the Northern Region Champs. She picked up a further three golds at the National Championships, securing a place in the NZ Youth Squad.
The high quality of both the Hibiscus Coast’s surf lifesaving clubs has been recognised, with Orewa taking Club of the Year and Red Beach runner up in the same category at the Northern Region Awards of Excellence.
At the presentation on August 12, attended by representatives of the region’s 17 clubs, Orewa picked up eight awards including Patrolled Beach of the Year, the Northern Region Championships Trophy, Senior Competition Club of the Year, and the Pool Championships Trophy, while Orewa lifeguards Hamish Lockie and Lucy Makaea won the Under-16 Sportsman and Sportwoman’s Awards. John Chapman was honoured with a Life Membership, Faron Turner received the Examiner of the Year Award, and club stalwarts Ian Siddins and Trevor Keinzley got Service Awards.
Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, which was runner up for Club of the Year this time, won that category in 2011 and 2012; Orewa has not won it in more than 10 years. In beating Red Beach and Ruakaka in a close race for the title, Orewa gained top marks for audits through the summer, providing flawless reporting and gaining a perfect overall score.
The club won a set of two-way radios and a year’s free use of a Yamaha Viking Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle.
Red Beach club took out six awards, including Volunteer of the Year, won by Dylan Turner, and Administrator of the Year, which went to Debra Cairns.
It also picked up trophies for being top club at both ends of the age spectrum – for the Junior Surf Championships, Junior Competition and Masters Competition Club of the Year – as well as the Cath & Eddie Millar Cup for Junior Surf excellence. Club stalwarts Blair Cranston, Colleen Murphy, Kevin Cornish and Mark Scheib received Service Awards.
Red Beach’s Dylan Turner won Volunteer of the Year. His time at the club includes leadership and management roles, patrolling, leading Junior Surf, refereeing and officiating. Photos, Ross Malyon
The Orewa club members celebrate their success in winning Club of the Year (along with Best Patrolled Beach and a number of other awards).
The Red Beach members at the Awards with their competition cups.
Orewa club members checking out the prize for Club of the Year; in the picture are front, from left – John Chapman (Orewa), Yamaha NZ General Manager Daryl Lovegrove and Faron Turner, and at rear Alan Petrie (Yamaha), Mark McCathny and Peter Wood (both Orewa).
Lucy Makaea Under 16 Sportswoman of the Year (Orewa) with presenter Richard Rogers (Chair NZ Junior Operational Committee).
Hamish Lockie Under 16 Sportsman of the Year (Orewa) with Richard.
Dylan Turner Volunteer of the Year (Red Beach) with presenter Tara Coe (Development Advisory Group Chair).
Debra Cairns Club Administrator of the year (Red Beach) – with Tara.
Orewa attendees and winners.
Orewa’s John Chapman who was made a Life Member at the awards.