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Trust Waikato Tairua Surf Life Saving Club (Inc.)
On behalf of Mathew, Erin & myself I would like to thank Dave Simcox, Mike Eich, the rest of the HBJG instructors, and the hosting families for accommodating our team of junior guards from Tairua, New Zealand. We are extremely privileged to be spending two weeks in the HBJG programme which I know to be one of the best in the world.
Tairua beach is a 1.4km stretch of beautiful white sand on the north east coast of New Zealand. Tairua is only a small town of around 2,000 permanent residents, however this population swells to around 20,000 people over the summer holiday period. Most of our team live in neighboring larger cities and travel to Tairua on weekends and holidays with their families to patrol the beach and enjoy the other activities that make Tairua a great place.
Our team are all volunteers (as are the majority of NZ guards), so we are looking forward to experiencing HB which conducts more rescues in one year than the whole of NZ does in one year, has a junior guard programme 10 times the size of ours, and has professional and well trained guards and instructors.
Thank you again for having us, and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!