September 2012 Recipients
Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving Patrol has received $6,176 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a new Mercury motor for one of its Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB). The motors are invaluable to the protection of the community both at Ruakaka and Uretiti beaches and at events in other locations across Northland.
The organisation is currently training eight new IRB drivers to increase the skill set within the club and provide Northland with more IRB-ready crews.
The motor will allow the patrol to cater for the busy summer months, by increasing the speed of the boat and the response time in emergency situations, which is critical for any rescue attempt.