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Enjoy your time on the water with Beginning Boating

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:38 am | Coastguard New Zealand

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. The course, aptly called Beginning Boating, enables ... More >>

Record numbers of old lifejackets replaced over summer

Friday, 23 February 2018, 2:22 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Thousands of unsafe lifejackets have been replaced by brand new lifejackets this summer thanks to a Coastguard water safety campaign, with more boaties than ever trading in their old or damaged lifejackets. More >>

Community Heroes Recognised at National Coastguard Awards

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 10:22 am | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard volunteers from around the country were honoured for their dedication to saving lives at the Coastguard New Zealand Awards of Excellence on Saturday More >>

Coastguard volunteers take out top honours at NZSAR Awards

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:06 am | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard volunteers took out the top honours at the New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Awards last night, recognising their years of dedication and commitment to saving lives. More >>

Coastguard strongly urges boaties to check the forecast

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 10:51 am | Coastguard New Zealand

As the last weekend of the summer boating season approaches, Coastguard strongly urges boaties to be prepared and check the forecast before going out. More >>

3,000 boaties safer as summer draws to a close

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 9:43 am | Coastguard New Zealand

Over 3,000 water users are now safer on the water as summer draws to a close, thanks to Coastguard’s 'Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade Campaign'. More >>

Coastguard strongly urges boaties to be vigilant this summer

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 3:33 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Two high profile boating incidents occurring in the last 24 hours are pertinent reminders for boaties to keep safe at sea over the holiday season. Coastguard Bluff came to the rescue of a critically damaged yacht last night which struck a submerged object ... More >>

Skippers Receive Masters Certificate at Only 20 Years Old

Friday, 16 December 2016, 1:06 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Identical twins Tim and Ben Tomes from Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley have just passed the practical exam for their Masters Certificate at only 20 years old. The two brothers have volunteered for Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley for the past four years, and are ... More >>

Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade Launches Nationwide

Friday, 25 November 2016, 4:00 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard is excited to announce the launch of the Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade for 2016, a popular and highly successful boating safety initiative which for the first time this year is going nationwide. More >>

Coastguard urges Kiwis to get prepared for Labour Weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:37 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

As Labour Weekend marks the beginning of the busy boating season, so too does Safer Boating Week which runs from October 14 -21. It’s a timely reminder to encourage boaties to get prepared and check their boats, before heading out on our seas, lakes ... More >>

Man pulled from water lucky to be alive

Monday, 21 December 2015, 4:15 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

At 1547 hours yesterday afternoon Coastguard’s Northern Region Operations Centre received a call from a woman whose partner had called her panicking as his boat was quickly taking on water. He was unable to give specific details of where he was other ... More >>

Coastguard Volunteers Recognised at Local Hero Awards

Friday, 4 December 2015, 1:08 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

The Kiwibank Local Hero Awards recognise and reward ordinary people making extraordinary changes in their communities. The recipients of New Zealand’s premier community award are identified for their stellar contribution and commitment in bringing about ... More >>

Coastguard kept busy on the water

Monday, 30 November 2015, 4:14 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

The busy summer boating season has kicked in with Coastguard Radio receiving 898 trip report and 34 calls for assistance throughout the Northern Region over the weekend. More >>

Popular boating safety campaign hits communities

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 5:01 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard is excited to announce the re-launch of the ‘Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade’, a popular and highly successful boating safety initiative. More >>

Coastguard prepares for busy labour weekend

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 2:39 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

COASTGUARD PREPARES FOR BUSY LABOUR WEEKEND WHILE VOLUNTEERS HONOURED AT NATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE As Labour Weekend marks the beginning of the busy boating season, Coastguard Volunteers have been recognised at the Coastguard New Zealand Awards of ... More >>

Coastguard Volunteers Shine on Global Stage

Friday, 19 June 2015, 11:41 am | Coastguard New Zealand

Long-time Coastguard stalwart Brooke Archbold has just been made an Honorary Life Member of the International Marine Rescue Federation (IMRF) and Dean Lawrence, Coastguard New Zealand (CNZ) President has just been elected to the IMRF Board, following the ... More >>

Sir Graham Henry Becomes a Qualified Day Skipper

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:50 am | Coastguard New Zealand

Sir Graham Henry is now a qualified Day Skipper after completing Coastguard’s Day Skipper course as he supports the MayDay appeal and is urging boaties’ to use winter as an opportunity to learn how to avoid getting into trouble at sea and get ahead ... More >>

Blues Rugby To Support Coastguard

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 3:57 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

The Blues rugby organisation is helping Coastguard achieve its mission of saving lives at sea by helping to educate Kiwis on how to stay safe when out on the water. More >>

Coastguard urges boaties to prepare for rough weather

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 4:44 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

As Tropical Cyclone Pam nears towards New Zealand Coastguard urges boaties to get prepared and advises all recreational boat owners to check and secure their vessels before the weather worsens. More >>

Seriously injury following near miss in the Hauraki Gulf

Monday, 9 February 2015, 9:54 am | Coastguard New Zealand

At 1440 hours hours this afternoon Coastguard's Operations Centre was alerted by a member of the public to an urgent medical situation following a near miss south of Motuhie Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf More >>

 

 

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