Hauraki District Council Citizen Award for Wendy Turner-Wright

On the 4th September, the  announced their 2013 Citizen Awards for services to the Community.  Wendy Turner-Wright’s contribution to Whiritoa was recognised. Wendy was on a well earned trip to  Europe.  Her Parents, Lyall and Pat Polglase received the award on her behalf.  The citation below was read to the gathering in the Waihi Memorial…

Jamie McDell , SLSNZ ambassador.

Jamie McDell

Singer, song-writer and rising star Jamie McDell can now add Surf Lifeguard to her list of achievements. The Surf Life Saving ambassador was put through her paces at a one week intensive training camp before Christmas and she has been patrolling a number of beaches, namely Pauanui, Whiritoa and Whangamata, throughout her summer holidays. Hailing…

The spotlight is on Pat Cropp.

Pat Cropp

The guy who mows the lawns at the surf club is one of the good blokes who make Whiritoa the place it is. His first name is Pat and its funny that his last name is “Cropp”.  He’s our lawn mower guy. He has been mowing the surf club lawns for the last five years,…

ANZAC Exchange opportunity…

ANZAC Exchange

The ANZAC Exchange will take place this coming season again after being AWOL for a while. A team of young Team Toa lifeguards will travel to Torquay, Victoria, Australia and then host an Aussie team back here in NZ over summer. The Team will experience how lifeguard-ing is carried out in Victoria gaining valuable guarding…