News & Updates

New Zealand Lottery Grants Board Award

The Trust is excited to announce a grant from the NZ Lottery Grants Board of $500,000. This significant contribution paves the way towards the Trust meeting its funding goals in 2018.

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Project Update – We’ve been busy.

Check out the attached report from the Chairman of the Trust as presented at the recent Surf Club AGM. There have been a number of crucial achievements in the last 12 months that are paving the way to the project becoming a reality. Read it here:  2017 Surf Club...

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New Submissions of Support for New Build Project

Check out the Trust’s submission of support for the Tauranga City Council 2017/18 Annual Plan which budgets for $950,000 for the new build project. Council needs to see your support for this budgeted amount, so if you have not done so already please register as a...

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Funding Update – Exciting News 

In late December 2016, the Trust Board was advised that TECT has approved a grant for $400,000.  It goes without saying that this grant provides a significant contribution towards our goal to complete a new surf rescue base to serve the ever expanding needs of the...

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The Trust has held its AGM for the 2016 Financial Year at its December monthly meeting. For an update on the year and our goals for 2017, please see the attached Chair’s report as presented by Jim Pearson. Download Chairmans...

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The Trust is pleased to welcome the former Mayor of Tauranga City Council, Stuart Crosby as the Patron of the Trust. Stuart’s passion, knowledge and experience is a welcome addition and will help us achieve our goal of delivering a new Surf Rescue Base at the Papamoa...

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Record Registration

Membership Growth The Surf Club has had record registrations this season with 830 members currently and more being added by the week. The need for a new Surf Rescue Base is greater than ever so the Club can continue to make sure people are safe on Papamoa Beach. You...

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Great News

This morning the Tauranga City Council approved the following as part of the 2016/17 Annual Plan: A) Fund the Papamoa Community Surf Rescue Base Trust a grant of $249,750 incrementally for project start up costs through the 2016/17 Annual Plan.  B)  To support a grant...

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