Last weekend 70 people got into trouble in the water, and Surf Life Saving teams were there to help.
But who is there to keep Surf Life Saving New Zealand afloat?
With four northern locations already cut because of money-woes, could Government funding be the lifeline it needs and is Government funding on the cards for Surf Life Saving New Zealand?
They provide an essential service to the public, doesn’t that qualify for financial help?
If funding is being considered, how much are we talking?
Lloyd Burr spoke with the Minister for the Community and Voluntary sector, Penni Henare, on RadioLIVE Drive.
Listen to the full interview with Penni Henare above.
Drive with Lloyd Burr - in for Ali Mau, weekdays from 3pm-6pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the ROVA app on Android and iPhone.