Winners are grinners

Wainui winners in big vote for a boat.

Wainui winners in big vote for a boat.

Wainui Surf Life Saving Club members celebrate hearing the club has been voted winner of BP’s annual Surf Life Saving New Zealand inflatable rescue boat donation. The club secured the most public and BP staff votes during the two-week ‘Vote the Boat’ campaign. The prize includes an IRB hull, Mercury outboard engine, trailer, fuel bladder, rescue tube, two lifejackets, two helmets and a $100 BP gift card. Picture supplied
Wainui IRB Winners
Wainui IRB Winners

Wainui Surf Life Saving club has been voted the winner of BP’s annual Surf Life Saving New Zealand Inflatable Rescue Boat donation.

The club secured the most public and BP staff votes during the two-week ‘‘Vote the Boat’’ campaign.

BP New Zealand’s managing director Debi Boffa said thousands voted to help decide which of the four finalist clubs would take home $25,000-worth of lifesaving equipment.

“Our congratulations go to Wainui Surf Life Saving Club for producing a video and entry submission that told their story so well, and in doing so gained the largest number of votes,” she says.

The prize includes an IRB hull, Mercury outboard engine, trailer, fuel bladder, rescue tube, two lifejackets, two helmets and a $100 BP gift card.

Wainui Surf Life Saving Club lifeguarding director Belinda Slement says winning the new IRB was “just awesome” for the club, so it can better support the community with the best equipment.

“Being part of this campaign has highlighted to us how supportive our Wainui community and the Gisborne-Tairawhiti region is.

“A huge thanks to BP for providing this opportunity to clubs, and we are looking forward to kicking off more IRB training leading into the start of our patrol season.”

More than 21,000 votes were cast between August 26 and September 9 by Kiwis around the country.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand chief executive Paul Dalton says as a charity, the continued support and generosity of partners like BP makes it possible for SLSNZ’s 5000-plus volunteer lifeguards to patrol New Zealand’s beaches.

“The donation of an IRB to a surf lifesaving club is significant, as they are a major piece of rescue equipment and are involved in the majority of our rescues.”

BP has been in partnership with Surf Life Saving New Zealand for 50 years. As part of their annual contribution to SLSNZ, BP donates a brand new IRB to one of the 74 surf life saving clubs around New Zealand, as well as providing a BP gift card to all the clubs to assist with their running costs.

Wainui Surf Life Saving club has been voted the winner of BP’s annual Surf Life Saving New Zealand Inflatable Rescue Boat donation.

The club secured the most public and BP staff votes during the two-week ‘‘Vote the Boat’’ campaign.

BP New Zealand’s managing director Debi Boffa said thousands voted to help decide which of the four finalist clubs would take home $25,000-worth of lifesaving equipment.

“Our congratulations go to Wainui Surf Life Saving Club for producing a video and entry submission that told their story so well, and in doing so gained the largest number of votes,” she says.

The prize includes an IRB hull, Mercury outboard engine, trailer, fuel bladder, rescue tube, two lifejackets, two helmets and a $100 BP gift card.

Wainui Surf Life Saving Club lifeguarding director Belinda Slement says winning the new IRB was “just awesome” for the club, so it can better support the community with the best equipment.

“Being part of this campaign has highlighted to us how supportive our Wainui community and the Gisborne-Tairawhiti region is.

“A huge thanks to BP for providing this opportunity to clubs, and we are looking forward to kicking off more IRB training leading into the start of our patrol season.”

More than 21,000 votes were cast between August 26 and September 9 by Kiwis around the country.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand chief executive Paul Dalton says as a charity, the continued support and generosity of partners like BP makes it possible for SLSNZ’s 5000-plus volunteer lifeguards to patrol New Zealand’s beaches.

“The donation of an IRB to a surf lifesaving club is significant, as they are a major piece of rescue equipment and are involved in the majority of our rescues.”

BP has been in partnership with Surf Life Saving New Zealand for 50 years. As part of their annual contribution to SLSNZ, BP donates a brand new IRB to one of the 74 surf life saving clubs around New Zealand, as well as providing a BP gift card to all the clubs to assist with their running costs.

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