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Volunteers Honoured at National Coastguard Awards

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 1:36 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Volunteers have been recognised at the Coastguard New Zealand Awards of Excellence for outstanding contributions to their communities. The annual awards honour the brave individuals and their units who provide a crucial life-saving service ... More >>

Shipping Industry gala dinner raising money to save lives

Friday, 20 May 2016, 1:56 pm | Coastguard

A dedicated committee of volunteers from the shipping industry are working hard to deliver an event that promises to raise much needed funds for the volunteer-based charity Coastguard Northern Region. The Great New Zealand Shipping Ball, the premier ... More >>

Three rescued after fishing boat hit rocks in Northland

Monday, 11 January 2016, 8:33 am | Coastguard

At 0351 hours this morning a distress was heard on VHF Channel 16 from a 12m long line charter vessel declaring they had hit rocks in the Bay of Islands area. Shortly after contact via VHF Radio was lost with the vessel however an EPIRB signal was ... More >>

Missing man located after a long search

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:29 am | Coastguard

At 00:006 hours this morning Coastguard’s Northern Region Operations Centre was alerted by Police to an urgent situation unfolding at Whangarei Heads. More >>

Coastguard NZ’s Southern Region has new safety system

Monday, 7 September 2015, 2:45 pm | Coastguard

The 16 vessels of Coastguard New Zealand’s Southern Region are now covered by Maritime NZ’s new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS). More >>

Volunteers are the Lifeblood of Coastguard

Monday, 22 June 2015, 12:34 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard understands first-hand the invaluable contribution made by volunteers and acknowledges the dedication of those New Zealanders who donate their time to our communities as National Volunteer Week is observed from 21-27 June, 2015. More >>

Coastguard Urges Public to Support MayDay Appeal

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 12:20 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Urges Public to Support MayDay Appeal Coastguard volunteers bring over 7330 people home safely each year. Steve, Terry and Colin were three of those people after a boating accident left them lost at sea in the Firth of Thames for nine hours ... More >>

Day Skipper now available Online

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 4:05 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Boating Education’s most popular introductory course that focuses on essential boating safety knowledge relevant to all boaties has been developed into an online version. More >>

Latest in search and rescue hits the Hauraki Gulf

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 4:23 pm | Coastguard

A brand new purpose-built search and rescue vessel is set to join Coastguard’s fleet of rescue vessels as Coastguard Auckland welcomes their new ‘Lion Foundation Rescue’ vessel to meet the growing demand of Auckland’s boating community. More >>

Record for Coastguard over Anniversary Weekend

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:25 pm | Coastguard

Anniversary Weekend saw Coastguard Northern Region Operations Centre take 4,574 calls from boaties heading out, including 76 calls for help over the three days that were packed with sunshine and light winds! More >>

Rescue in Far North after boating accident

Saturday, 27 December 2014, 8:59 pm | Coastguard

At 0112 hours this morning Coastguard's Operations Centre was alerted by a land based informant of an overdue vessel on the east coast of the Far North with 3 people onboard. More >>

New search and rescue resource for the Howick community

Monday, 17 November 2014, 10:18 am | Coastguard

After two years of fundraising and significant planning Howick Volunteer Coastguard proudly hosted the official launch of ‘Howick Rescue One’ its brand new primary rescue vessel at a ceremony on Saturday. The new rescue vessel is a rigid hulled ... More >>

Coastguard launches latest boating safety initiative

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 10:57 am | Coastguard

With summer on our doorstep Coastguard is excited to announce the launch of its latest boating safety initiative. The ‘Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade’ campaign sees a van laden with brand new lifejackets visiting boat ramps around the greater Auckland ... More >>

Coastguard expects busy Labour Weekend on the water

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:59 am | Coastguard

Labour weekend is when most kiwis head outside to enjoy our coastline and traditionally it’s a busy weekend on the water. Coastguard New Zealand encourages boaties to get prepared and check their boats before heading out on our seas, lakes and rivers. More >>

Search continues for overdue vessel

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:10 pm | Coastguard

The multi agency response in search of two people from an overdue vessel continues, coordinated from Coastguard’s Northern Region Operations Centre. Coastguard volunteers in Coastguard’s search aircraft, and on-board rescue vessels ‘Kawau Rescue’ ... More >>

Coastguard urges Kiwis to prepare for Safer Boating Week

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 10:23 am | Coastguard

Mark Morgan was rescued by Coastguard after setting off in his kayak from his workplace toward his Whangarei home in June this year – a trip he had made many times before. However, things took an unexpected turn for Mark when he was flipped into the sea ... More >>

Coastguard thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Friday, 13 June 2014, 9:37 am | Coastguard

Coastguard will celebrate its extensive network of volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2014 which starts this Sunday, 15 June. The week recognises the invaluable contribution made by volunteers and acknowledges the dedication of those New Zealanders who donate ... More >>

Missing kayaker survives seven hour ordeal alone at sea

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 2:14 pm | Coastguard

At 2113 hours last night Coastguard’s Operations Centre was alerted to an overdue kayaker in the Whangarei area. The missing kayaker’s employer alerted Coastguard following a call from the man’s partner saying he hadn’t yet returned home from ... More >>

Kiwi sports heroes answer Coastguard’s MayDay Call

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 12:51 pm | Coastguard

Today Coastguard launches its fourth annual MayDay fundraising appeal, to raise much-needed money for its vital volunteer training programme. This year alone, over 2,400 volunteers will give more than 307,000 hours of their time and rescue more than 7,000 people ... More >>

Coastguard prepares for busy ‘extended’ Easter break

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 10:39 am | Coastguard

Coastguard prepares for busy ‘extended’ Easter break Coastguard is preparing for a busy Easter period with many people taking advantage of a longer holiday by blending the Easter break with Anzac Day weekend. They are urging boaties to be prepared ... More >>