Maranui's Aspiration and Values
- Provide education and prevent drowning and injury on Wellington beaches.
- Develop surf skills and confidence in a fun family oriented environment for all our club members.
- Provide an environment and resources for competitive athletes to achieve their goals and experience all the world of surf lifesaving and surf sports has to offer.
Key Behaviour qualities of Maranui Club members, coaches and parents.
Treat others as you would like to be treated;
Everyone's contribution and ideas are valuable;
Communicate openly, honestly and with respect;
Positive feedback motivates others;
Punctuality and meeting commitments shows respect to others;
Respect the facilities and equipment provided; and
Respect and grow the club's positive image in the community.
A little History of Maranui
Since 1911 the Maranui Life Saving Club has been actively training surf lifeguards and providing voluntary patrols at Oriental Bay and other Wellington City Beaches.
The word "Maranui" means "long sands" and was used by Maori to describe an abundance of sand and sea. At the turn of the 20th century, the entire sandy isthmus between Evans Bay and Lyall Bay was known as Maranui, a name that is still used on maps to denote the hilly area west of Lyall Bay.
In 2009, the Maranui SLSC was gutted by fire and faced permanent closure, but with community support the club rose from the ashes to rebuild the much-loved heritage building that remains an iconic structure on the sweep of Lyall Bay.