New Zealand Post is celebrating the vital role that Surf Life Saving plays with the release of the '100 years of Surf Life Saving' stamp issue. The issue depicts the heroic volunteers in action - patrolling beaches and rescuing swimmers in heavy surf on beaches up and down the country.
The 60c stamp shows a surf lifeguard on duty with a rescue tube.
An Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) is shown on the $1.20 stamp.
The $1.90 stamp features ski paddlers in the Surf Life Saving championships.
A women's surf boat crew is the focus of the $2.40 stamp.
The $2.90 stamp features a march past team in the 1930s.