Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub
Excitingly contractors started in early September 2021 to demolish the existing 56-year-old Midway Surf Life Saving Club and replace it with the Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub. Midway Surf Life Saving Club is at the very heart.
The facility is a vibrant community hub for public and recreational users of Midway Beach to enjoy. It is a building the community can be proud of – an iconic Tairāwhiti icon leading the Midway waterfront precinct into the future for generations. The building aligns with this district’s overall vision for a wider waterfront precinct and sporting hub development. This iconic new building was officially opened on 4th November 2023.
Upstairs, Midway Surf Life Saving Club has a state-of-the art lifeguarding tower with 180-degree sea views. There is a members lounge as well as new offices for coaching staff and administration. There will be a restaurant with a fun family beach vibe. There is also a community lounge with a 100-person capacity available for hireage. Please see our Venue Hire page for details.
Downstairs is community storage facilities for like-minded water sport groups such as Gisborne Boardriders. There is a first aid room, the remainder of the Surf Life Saving Club, and a kiosk for visitors to enjoy.
Midway Surf Rescue Community Trust
The purpose of the Midway Surf Rescue Trust was to build, and now manage and own the commercial operations of the Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub. The Trust is based in Gisborne and Trustees are selected on their required competencies, knowledge and experience.
Matthew Pickering (Chairperson)
To read past progress updates on the redevelopment, please click here.