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Coast community benefits from club’s success

Te Puka Hunting and Fishing Club has provided funding to buy and install an AED (Automated External Defribrillator) in Tokomaru Bay.

It will be based at the local Four Square store.

Fishing club president Matt Todd said the donation, and two others, were a result of the club’s successful summer.

“We had our biggest ever Hapuka Hunt and as a result the committee made a decision to give back to the East Coast community by way of three donations.

“St John Ambulance in Ruatoria will receive $1000, and so too the Eastland Rescue Helicopter Trust.

“Around $3500 will purchase and install the defibrillator in Tokomaru Bay and Four Square store owners Chris and Becs Beard have generously allowed us to locate the cabinet at their store.”

Mr Todd said the AED would be available 24 hours a day.

“If you need it you simply ring 111 and they will give you the code to unlock the cabinet it will be kept in.”

LIFE SAVING: A life-saving defibrillator has been donated to the Tokomaru Bay community as a result of a splendid season for Te Puka Hunting and Fishing Club in the Bay. At the presentation of the unit are (from left) Frank Pahina and Shane Scott from St John, Tokomaru Bay Hunting and Fishing Club president Matt Todd, club captain Matt McLeely and Tokomaru Bay Four Square owner and volunteer firefighter Chris Beard. Picture supplied