Sur­vival suits for guards


Waiuku Coast­guard will be up­dat­ing its sur­vival suits thanks to Z En­ergy’s Good in the Hood, so its vol­un­teers can con­tinue to res­cue lives at sea.

Se­nior mas­ter Richard Udy said be­ing part of the scheme was fan­tas­tic.

‘‘It’s damn good ac­tu­ally. They’ve (Z En­ergy Waiuku) recog­nised what Waiuku Coast­guard does out there and put their name for­ward [to help] which is much ap­pre­ci­ated.

‘‘This year the money will be used to up­grade and get more wet weather gear which is quite ex­pen­sive.

‘‘Some of the gear we’ve got is re­ally old and it’s just keep­ing us up to date.’’

Udy, who has been in­volved with the char­ity for 43 years, added that the scheme was also a way to re­mind the public of the ser­vices the coast­guard pro­vides for the com­mu­nity.

‘‘It gets us out into the fore­front of the public, it’s public aware­ness of what we do and where we are.

‘‘They (Z En­ergy Waiuku) have been re­ally good and it helps keep us tick­ing along.

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