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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 >>

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 >>