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New rescue vessel funded by the community to keep Kiwis safe

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 4:53 pm | Coastguard

After two years of dedicated effort and community fundraising as well as generous contributions from major funders, Coastguard today welcomed its latest Rescue Boat ‘Trillian Trust Rescue’ to the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

Appointment of experienced Naval Officer to head Op Team

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 4:15 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Northern Region, the charity saving lives at sea, has appointed Robert McCaw, an experienced Royal New Zealand Navy officer, as its new Head of Operations. More >>

Coastguard volunteers search overnight for missing woman

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 3:51 pm | Coastguard

Northland Coastguard volunteers searched overnight last night for a woman missing off Matauri Bay, near the Cavalli Passage, Northland. More >>

Coastguard’s lifejacket upgrade campaign receives award

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 9:36 am | Coastguard

Coastguard’s Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade campaign has been recognised at the New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards held at Parliament last night. The campaign received a Certificate of Achievement for Support Activity for helping to keep New Zealanders ... More >>

Late night boating trip ends in Coastguard rescue

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 8:18 pm | Coastguard

At 2209hrs last night (Friday 8th), the Coastguard Operations Centre received a call via Police about a capsized 12ft dinghy in the Whangarei Harbour. Two people were reported in the water, in full darkness late in the evening. More >>

Coastguard volunteers to the rescue

Monday, 11 February 2019, 11:24 am | Coastguard

Four Coastguard vessels, Coastguard Air Patrol and other rescue assets scrambled to assist when weather turns on the Manukau Harbour. More >>

Coastguard volunteers in Northern Region

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 4:14 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard volunteers in Northern Region attend to record number of incidents Coastguard volunteers were kept busy on Waitangi Day responding to a record number of incidents in the Northern Region as thousands of boaties took to the water. Coastguard rescue ... More >>

Old4new is Back to Save Lives This Summer

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:58 am | Coastguard

Kiwi boaties across the country will have the opportunity to check and upgrade their lifejackets thanks to Coastguard’s Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade campaign back again this summer. More >>

Enjoy Your Time on the Water with Beginning Boating

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:55 pm | Coastguard

For the first time in New Zealand, a course now exists for people who are completely new to boating thanks to Coastguard Boating Education, the country’s leading provider of recreational boating courses. More >>

Coastguard swamped with demand

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 1:00 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard swamped with demand – Give generously to Coastguard and help them save 19 lives today More >>

Traded in Lifejackets Saving Lives in the Pacific

Monday, 14 May 2018, 6:34 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard’s highly successful Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade campaign will be saving lives beyond New Zealand shores with the delivery of traded in lifejackets to the Cook Islands this month. More >>

Severe weather hampers rescue of stricken yacht

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 12:35 pm | Coastguard

Shortly after 1800 hours last night, Coastguard Radio was advised of a distress call from two men on board a 12m sailing vessel in difficulty off the Northland coast. Their location was given as approximately 10-15 nautical miles east of the Whangarei ... More >>

Coastguard Volunteers rescue man following boat explosion

Sunday, 4 March 2018, 7:56 pm | Coastguard

Shortly before 2200 hours last night Coastguard Radio received a distress relay call from a vessel who had been alerted someone in trouble on a nearby boat near Huhuri bay of Waiheke Island. The Coastguard Operations Centre quickly tasked ASB Rescue ... More >>

Auckland Anniversary Weekend busier than whole of July

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 2:52 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard volunteers assisted at 93 incidents across the northern region over the long Anniversary Weekend, bringing 272 people back home to safety. The scorching weather meant boaties were out in droves, but there was no rest for Coastguard volunteers ... More >>

Busy weekend predicted for Coastguard volunteers

Friday, 26 January 2018, 1:51 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard volunteers in the northern region are preparing for an increase in calls for help over Auckland Anniversary weekend. A combination of a three day weekend and favourable forecasts will see tens of thousands of boaties out on the water. ... More >>

Coastguard involved in medical evacuation from cruise liner

Friday, 19 January 2018, 10:51 am | Coastguard

Coastguard's Lion Foundation Rescue evacuated a seriously ill passenger from the 294m cruise liner Norwegian Jewel last night, in choppy seas. At 2015 hours yesterday evening (18/1), the Coastguard Operations Centre received a call regarding one of ... More >>

Trading Old4new to Save Lives This Summer

Friday, 24 November 2017, 4:54 pm | Coastguard

Trading Old4new to Save Lives This Summer Coastguard’s highly successful Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade campaign is back in time for summer and visiting communities throughout the country from 2 December. This will be the second year the popular boating safety ... More >>

Coastguard volunteers search overnight for missing fisherman

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:38 am | Coastguard

At 2354 hours last night, Coastguard’s Operations Centre was contacted by police requesting assistance with the search for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Trio rescued following capsize on Port Waikato Bar

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 2:47 pm | Coastguard

At 1157 hours this morning Coastguard Radio was notified by a member of the public who had just crossed the Waikato Bar that they’d come across debris suspected off a vessel in the water. Shortly after Surf Life Guards from Sunset Beach reported ... More >>

Communications key for boaties this Labour Weekend

Friday, 20 October 2017, 9:20 am | Coastguard

Coastguard have an important message for all boaties heading into Labour Weekend: if you can’t call for help, we can’t rescue you. More >>



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