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Coastguard Waihi Beach Rescues Yachtsman Overnight

Friday, 8 March 2024, 4:02 pm | Coastguard

Last night, Coastguard Waihi Beach successful conducted a search and rescue operation after a keeler ran aground on Bowentown Bar. The incident occurred when a yachtsman misjudged the tide in the channel and contacted Coastguard at 10:24pm for assistance. ... More >>

Coastguard Celebrates Awards Of Excellence 2023 Winners!

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 4:16 pm | Coastguard

We are delighted to celebrate our incredible volunteers and announce the winners of our Volunteer Awards of Excellence 2023! It goes without saying that Coastguard volunteers go above and beyond on the daily, dedicating so much time, energy, passion, ... More >>

It Takes A Crew To Save A Life - Coastguard Seeks New Volunteers

Monday, 19 June 2023, 3:14 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Tautiaki Moana, the charity saving lives at sea, has launched its 2023 volunteer recruitment campaign and is looking for good sorts keen to join our mission to help Kiwis enjoy their time out on the water safely and with confidence. From ... More >>

Coastguard Whangarei complete mammoth 11-hour yacht tow

Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 5:22 pm | Coastguard

Volunteers from Coastguard Whangarei have battled rough conditions and darkness to complete a massive 11-hour yacht tow from north of Great Barrier Island, with around-the-clock support from the Coastguard Operations Centre. Circa Rescue with ... More >>

Coastguard Update On VHF Infrastructure

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 4:23 pm | Coastguard

As Cyclone Gabrielle moves off the country, Coastguard is aware of multiple VHF sites that are offline due to localised power outages and damage caused by the cyclone. We are working with our partners to identify all VHF outages, but accessing some ... More >>

Get Home From The Bar This Summer!

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 4:34 pm | Coastguard

Thinking about checking out those epic fishing spots just across the bar? From the Manukau and Tairua to Raglan and Waimakariri, Coastguard volunteers responded to a number of bar crossing accidents last summer, several of which saw people not return ... More >>

Coastguard Bay Of Islands Relocates To Opua In Time For Summer

Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 4:16 pm | Coastguard

With another busy summer expected out on the water, Coastguard Bay of Islands has shifted from its Kerikeri base into the old General Store at Opua, creating a new regional rescue centre and education hub. Over the next three months, Coastguard’s ... More >>

Coastguard Nelson Volunteer Wins International Award

Thursday, 20 October 2022, 3:21 pm | Coastguard

Experienced Coastguard volunteer Rosie Musters has won the top international award for an individual in Search and Rescue (SAR) at the International Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards overnight, recognising her outstanding contribution to Maritime SAR ... More >>

Awards Of Excellence Recognise And Celebrate Coastguard’s Best

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 10:59 am | Coastguard

Coastguard volunteers from around Aotearoa came together last weekend to recognise and celebrate their collective contributions to saving lives on the water. This year's Awards of Excellence were held at the beautiful Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna ... More >>

Answer The Call For Your Community – Volunteer With Coastguard!

Sunday, 19 June 2022, 5:09 pm | Coastguard

This National Volunteer Week, Coastguard is asking people to answer the call in their local community by stepping up and supporting Kiwis on the water. From Coastguard Rescue Vessel crew and shore crew to governance positions, Units across Aotearoa ... More >>

Coastguard Urge Caution With Ex-tropical Cyclone Fili Approaching

Monday, 11 April 2022, 12:38 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard is urging boaties to take a moment to secure their vessels and closely monitor weather conditions as ex-tropical cyclone Fili passes over much of the North Island this week. Metservice are currently warning of coastal floods, heavy rain, ... More >>

Out On The Water This Summer? Get Home Safe To Your Friends And Whānau

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 1:05 pm | Coastguard

Summer is here, with hundreds of thousands of Kiwis excited to get out on the water and enjoy the holidays. However, before you push off from the boat ramp, boaties need to have safety in mind. Over January and February this year, Coastguard responded ... More >>

Coastguard North Kaipara's New Lotto-funded Boat Arrives At Tinopai

Monday, 29 November 2021, 12:20 pm | Coastguard

New rescue boat one of 26 refitted America’s Cup chase boats returning to the water to keep Kiwi boaties safe thanks to a unique partnership between Lotto NZ, Coastguard and Emirates Team New Zealand and $9.8 million of lottery funding. With ... More >>

Coastguard Nelson wins prestigious international accolade at IMRF Awards

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 12:53 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Nelson have been announced as winners at the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards announced overnight – receiving the award for Outstanding Team Contribution to Maritime SAR Operations. The IMRF Awards recognise search and ... More >>

Six People Pulled From The Water By Coastguard Volunteers In Northland

Sunday, 16 February 2020, 7:13 pm | Coastguard

Six people are now back on land and being checked by emergency services after their Waka ama broke into pieces off the Northland coast today. At 0910 hours today Coastguard Radio received a distress call from an unknown vessel, the call was broken and barely ... More >>

Coastguard Volunteers join in the search for missing Kayaker

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:55 am | Coastguard

At 2200 hours last night Coastguard’s Operations Centre was advised by Police of a missing Kayaker who had been reported overdue having failed to return before dark. More >>

Busy start to the weekend for Coastguard Volunteers

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 2:37 pm | Coastguard

Late last night the Coastguard Operations Centre in Auckland was contacted by concerned family members of two youths who had set out earlier that day. More >>

Coastguard volunteers ready as boating season gets underway

Friday, 1 November 2019, 4:32 pm | Coastguard

With better-than-expected weather over the long Labour Weekend, boaties were out in force with Coastguard volunteers taking to the water and to the air to help keep them safe. More >>

Boaties urged to check weather, wear lifejackets

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:55 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard volunteers across the northern region are prepping for a busy few days of helping boaties in need over Labour weekend. More >>

Raising funds a challenge as Coastguard launches appeal

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 3:25 pm | Coastguard

Demand for Coastguard services remains high with rescue vessels launching 2,899 times around New Zealand last year, bringing 6,774 people – parents, grandparents, children - home safely to their families – an average of 18 people every day. More >>





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