Building Redevelopment

New Re-development - Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub

Midway Surf Life Saving Club (Midway SLSC) is embarking on exciting times. Contractors started demolition of the existing 56year old Midway SLSC in early September 2021 and have replaced this with the Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub with Midway SLSC at the very heart of it.  The Midway Surf Rescue Community Trust was established with the purpose to build, manage and own the commercial operations of the Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub.  The Trust is based in Gisborne and Trustees were selected on their required competencies, knowledge and experience across all aspects of the building project.

This facility is seen as a vibrant ‘community hub’ for the general public and recreational users of Midway beach to enjoy.  It is a building that the community can be proud of, being an iconic Tairawhiti icon, leading the Midway waterfront precinct into the future for generations. We worked closely alongside Ngai Tawhiri iwi to continue the connection between Turanganui a Kiwa and Te Moananui a Kiwa and have encapsulated this in the redevelopment.  The building is in alignment with Tairawhiti’s overall vision for the wider waterfront precinct and sporting hub development.  This iconic new building was officially opened on 4th November 2023.

Not only does the Midway SLSC have state of the art Lifeguarding Tower upstairs, with 180 sea views, there is a Members Lounge as well as new offices for coaching staff and administration to enjoy.  Downstairs there are facilities for community storage for like-minded water sport groups such as Gisborne Board Riders as well as a First Aid Room and the remainder of the Surf Life Saving Club. 

To read past updates on this redevelopment, please click here.

October 2023 Midway Rescue Community Hub Update

Gisborne Herald 5th September 2023

July 2023 Midway Rescue Community Hub Update

June 2023 Midway Rescue Community Hub Update


Function Hire

Upstairs there is a Community Lounge which can be hired out to the community with 100-person seating capacity along with a kitchen.  A Board Room is also available.  Please see our Venue Hire for more information.

Restaurant and Kiosk

Upstairs there will also be a Restaurant with a fun family beach vibe.  A kiosk is located downstairs and services the growing precinct and waterfront development benefiting both tourists and the Tairawhiti community. 

Club Rebuild Progress