Welcome to the Muriwai Lifeguard Service space for Powercraft Operations. This page will in time be updated regularly and will hopefully become the ‘go-to’ for questions, information on training and operations and links to SLSNZ resources. 


If there is anything in particular you would like to see added to this space, please let me know. Email:



Powercraft training resources can be found on the Surf Lifesaving NZ ‘Powercraft Education webpage: Surf Lifesaving NZ - Powercraft Education


From August 2021, it will be mandatory for everyone who wishes to crew in an IRB to have successfully completed their IRB Crewperson Award.


With this is mind, we’ll be needing to get some IRB Crew training underway in the new year. A pre-requisite for the module is some on-line training. Instruction about logging on to this pre-learning can be found here: 

Online Learning - How to login - YouTube

I will have some Crew Module dates up early in 2021.




Some of you may have noticed the tool board in the IRB shed changing. I’m slowly adding more IRB specific tools to this board so that it will become the place where you can find items to work on Mercury engines or resolve other powercraft related issues. If you remove something from this board, please ensure you put it back.


That’s all for now. See you on the beach. If you have an issue with an engine while on patrol (can’t get it started etc) feel free to flick me a txt on: 021 385116