Rodney Times : November 4th 2010
11 RODNEY TIMES, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 NEWS 60 years service marked Proud march: Orewa Surf Life Saving Club paid tribute to its heritage with marchers dressed in togs from yesteryear. Photos: AMANDA WIGNELL PHOTOGRAPHY Honorary member: The surf club's oldest remaining member Carrick Mackie, with Mabel Mackie, shared many of his fond memories at the reunion. At attention: Orewa Surf Life Saving Club members paid tribute to the club's heritage with the men dressed in 1950s style bathing suits. Sixty years of patrolling and keeping beaches safe for visitors was cel- ebrated by the Orewa Surf Life Saving Club with a reunion dinner during Labour Weekend. We were privileged to have the oldest remain- ing member, Carrick Mackie, join us. And he shared with us many fond memories, Orewa junior committee mem- ber Wendy Salahub says. Orewa saluted its heri- tage with a march past dressed in togs from yesteryear, followed by full training showing the club s younger surf life- saving members -- the sprats and tadpoles. The club was formed in 1950, at the time where the estuary out- flow travelled north along the beach and ended about where the current clubhouse sits. It made the beach quite dangerous, and that was the reason why the club is sited where it is, Wendy says. In the 1950s, the air force bombed the chan- nel in the estuary and this changed the river flow straight to the sea. Clubbies originally stayed in a tent on the camping ground. A small shed was later built near where the public toilets are now. Orewa opened its first official clubhouse in 1960, and the original structure is incorporated into the present building. An upstairs was added in the late 1970s and further additions were made in the early 1990s. Around 1973, women were allowed to join the club as active members. A junior section was later added in 1975. In its early years, members comprised mainly Auckland resi- dents but this changed in the late 1970s when Orewa s local population started to grow. The club thanks its lifetime members, residents, sponsors and surrounding districts for their support. Many family names are also to be recognised for the club s success. We could not succeed with- out the support, sponsor- ship and volunteers, Wendy says. The club looks forward to another 60 years of patrolling. MOWERS "A Wright's Best Buy!" 400SX-OHV lawnmower • Heavy duty armour plate steel chassis • 18" (460mm) two blade cutting disc • 140cc (4hp) Over Head Valve (OHV) engine technology • 5yr chassis, plus 5yr engine warranty 449 $ NOW mower400SX /nst:nh:rt Superior Quality at a Low, Low Price Issue honours surf life saving New stamps were released yesterday marking 100 years of surf life saving patrols in New Zealand. Rodney MP Lockwood Smith hosted a private function at Parliament to launch the stamps, marking this summer the Summer of the Surf Lifeguard. Lifeguards have saved more than 50,000 lives at beaches around the country. New Zealand Post is helping Surf Life Saving New Zealand celebrate its centenary with a com- memorative stamp series -- 100 Years of Volunteers, launched at the function. The Surf Life Saving Centenary stamp issue comprises five stamps, each featuring an unusual aspect of life saving. It includes a first day cover and presen- tation pack with com- mentary from Surf Life Saving New Zealand president and former Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey. Both Mr Harvey and Mr Smith have been involved in the life saving movement. Our centenary not only celebrates the past 100 years but it s also a celebration of the next 100, Surf Life Saving New Zealand chief executive officer Grant Florence says. During the Summer of the Surf Lifeguard we have exciting cele- brations and activities planned which will touch all New Zealanders. The message will be carried around the world thanks to these stamps and the support of New Zealand Post. Stock sale A beautiful spring day saw a large turnout of keen buyers and a large yarding of cattle at the Livestock Mart Auc- tions Kumeu sale on Monday. Cattle: Two-year steers $750-$780, medium yearling steers $520-$578, small year- ling steers $400- $430, weaner steers $150-$392, good 18- month heifers $640- $790, good 15-month heifers $548-$570, light yearling heifers $360- $375, small weaner heifers $150-$270, cows $522-$850. Sheep: Prime lambs $90-$101, other lambs $58-$84, ewes $58-$86. Bonus for life saving Funds raised at this year s Coca-Cola Christ- mas in the Park on December 11 in Auck- land and November 27 in Christchurch will go towards helping Surf Life Saving New Zealand make our beaches safer. The popular free out- door musical extrava- ganza, now in its 17th year, is attended by tens of thousands of concert- goers and is one of the year s biggest fundrais- ers for surf life saving. Hundreds of volunteer collectors will sell light sticks and Santa hats, with all proceeds assist- ing the work of more than 3500 lifesavers across 73 clubs.
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