25 Recognised For More Than 25 Years Of Service

Press Release – Coastguard

Twenty five Auckland volunteers have received long service awards in recognition of their outstanding service to Coastguard Auckland – a collective contribution of more than 920 years.
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29 October, 2010
25 Recognised For More Than 25 Years Of Service To Coastguard

Twenty five Auckland volunteers have received long service awards in recognition of their outstanding service to Coastguard Auckland – a collective contribution of more than 920 years.

The twenty five men and women from around the region were presented with a gold chevron lapel badge for long service at Coastguard Auckland’s Life Members evening last night, where each have been involved as a volunteer for more than 25 years.

Colin Small, President of Coastguard New Zealand, says, “Coastguard is extremely grateful to all those who donate their time and these volunteers are an outstanding example of people who have a dedicated passion to the organisation.

“The whole community benefits from the work of our volunteers and we were thrilled to be able to extend our recognition to these individuals with these awards last night.”

Coastguard Auckland is made up of 184 dedicated volunteers, with ages ranging from 17 – 71 years, who contributed more than 15,800 hours to keeping people safe of Auckland’s waters in the year ending 30 June, 2010.

The awards form part of Coastguard’s ‘People First Strategy’, an ongoing commitment by the organisation to the recognition of the many New Zealanders who donate their time and energy to saving lives at sea.

Coastguard is a maritime rescue service made up of trained volunteers who put themselves in harm’s way on a regular basis to ensure the safety of the wider community at sea. Earlier this year, Coastguard celebrated a record number of volunteer hours contributed by its 2,146 volunteers.

“Our community promise is saving lives at sea and this can only be achieved with the help of our Coastguard volunteers and the local community support they receive. We look forward to awarding many more long service awards in the years to come and continuing our efforts to keep all New Zealanders safe on the water,” says Mr Small.

Long service award recipients:

K Archer
S Cameron
A Haddock
P Hamling
T Kelly
R Knox
R McPherson
R Osmand
K O’Sullivan
N Reihe
G Reiher
M Rounthwaite
H Shepperd
J Talboys
B Thompson
A Wickes
R Wickes
T Whittle
B Smith
B Archbold
L Cranfield
N Roberts
L Gilbert
F Hilditch
M McHugh

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