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Savour the Summer... before it's too late!

It’s the final countdown to the tail end of summer and the conclusion of the fantastic season of State Beach Series 2012/13.
With only four evenings left to take part in this iconic Shore event, you’d better act quickly or miss out! If you’ve been tempted but haven’t got round to it yet, get out there and enjoy the magic weather while it lasts. The range of events caters for the novice to the Olympian, with fun to be had for all the family. There are challenges for those who want to get wet or stay dry!
A drum roll should be in order for the final event of the season, which will take place on March 19. As the State Beach Series is all about the community and family, the climax to this stunning summer of events will once again be the Starship event, wherein 100% of all the entry fees will go to the Starship Foundation. Not only is this event for a great cause but it’s also heaps of fun with participants taking to the beach in all manner of fancy dress!
This year, this Starship charity race is now an official points race with DOUBLE POINTS allocated to all main event category and junior event category participants. Make sure you are there to get an extra edge and support a worthy cause. Enter either online or on the event night - $20 for 18 and over and $10 for under 18s.

For more information visit or come down to Takapuna Beach between 5-6pm on Tuesdays.

Dates for the remainder of the season:

5 March 2013
12 March 2013
19 March 2013
(Starship Charity & Double Points Event)
26 March 2013
(Series Awards Prize Giving)

The Clock’s Ticking to Join a State New Zealand Ocean Swim…

It’s been a bumper season so far with record participants at this summer’s events – the Harbour Crossing sold out for first time. Stunning weather and hundreds of new people have been introduced to the sport and are now getting healthier as 2013 progresses. Swimming is the second most popular participation sport in the country - join in and see what fuss is about!

Enter the State Sand to Surf in the Mount for a fun weekend away in March. This is what ocean swimming is all about – taking the plunge in summer at one of New Zealand’s best destination surf beaches. Playing host to national surf and life-saving competitions, the Mount’s Main Beach is the perfect location to test your ocean swimming skills in the surf conditions. Get away to this top spot on Saturday 16th March, with races including the ‘I’m Going Long’ 2.6km ocean swim from 9.30am and the ‘Step It Up’ 1000m swim at 11.20am as well as the ‘Give It a Go’ 300m event and State Oceankids setting off at 12.10 and 12.15 respectively.

Next month it’s time for the State King of the Bays on April 6, so get signed up now! Visit

by Channel Editorial