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Coastguard hosts Maritime Rescue Federation Representatives

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 10:56 am | Coastguard

Coastguard Boating Education hosted international representatives from the IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) during their visit to New Zealand on March 14th. More >>

Advice for Boaties ahead of Tropical Cyclone Lusi

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 11:26 am | Coastguard

Coastguard Boating Education General Manager Neil Murray offers some timely advice for boaties ahead of this weekend’s predicted tropical cyclone Lusi. More >>

Coastguard Boating Education wins Sealord WSNZ Award

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 12:17 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Boating Education’s Safe Boating Programme won the Prevention Award at the International Water Safety and Aquatic Education Conference held in Queenstown in October of this year. More >>

South Canterbury Wins Mitre 10 Coastguard Rescue of the Year

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 1:37 pm | Coastguard

“One second it was calm then the tug dropped and a wave came over the top,” remembers Erica Lister a member of the Coastguard South Canterbury Volunteer Unit awarded ‘Rescue of the Year’ at the National Coastguard Gala Awards Evening on Saturday. More >>

Missing person located by Coastguard

Monday, 20 May 2013, 9:50 am | Coastguard

At 1340 hours yesterday Coastguard's Operations Centre was informed by Police that a young female had left Matauri Bay with minimal clothing swimming in the direction of Motukawanui Island. She had not been seen or heard from since 1100 hours in the ... More >>

Coastguard volunteers respond to tragedy off Northland coast

Friday, 12 April 2013, 2:43 pm | Coastguard

At 1025 hours this morning Coastguard’s Operations Centre received a call on Marine VHF Channel 83 from the vessel ‘Aquila’ a 60ft launch stating that a person on board the vessel had collapsed and was unresponsive. More >>

Coastguard volunteers attend medivac in Hauraki Gulf

Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 1:42 pm | Coastguard

At 1146 hours today, Coastguard Northern Region’s Operations Centre was alerted via VHF Channel 80 of a man suffering from burns to his body while on board his vessel 400 metres west of Browns Island. More >>

After Busy 24 Hours Coastguard Urges Boaties: Take More Care

Friday, 22 February 2013, 12:29 pm | Coastguard

Media Release 22 February 2013 After A Busy 24 Hours Coastguard Urges Boaties To Take More Care More >>

Coastguard Real-Time Weather Information Service At Kaikoura

Friday, 1 February 2013, 12:50 pm | Coastguard

Boaties in Kaikoura and its surrounds can now receive the latest marine weather information 24 hours every day by simply turning on their marine VHF radio. The newly introduced Coastguard NowCasting service provides real-time spoken information on weather conditions ... More >>

Coastguard volunteers attend medivac in Bay of Islands

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 6:09 pm | Coastguard

At 1420 hours today, Coastguard Northern Region’s Communications and SAR Response Centre was called by a member of the public who witnessed a male fall from his yachts trapeze causing him to crash down on to his vessel and was in need of assistance. More >>

Coastguard Urges Boating to Keep Safe on the Water

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 2:31 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard CEO, Patrick Holmes implores boaties to keep safe this weekend. For a large number of Kiwis this coming weekend is a holiday and the weather forecast is looking good. Kiwi’s love to spend time in and on the water and Holmes urges boaties ... More >>

Coastguard Vessels to Contnue Lifesaving work in the South

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 9:58 am | Coastguard

As a charity, Coastguard is committed to ensuring the best possible use of every dollar it raises. The weekend of 26 January will bear testament to this commitment when rescue vessels change hands and continue to save lives in local communities. More >>

Search for missing person continues as other vessel capsizes

Sunday, 20 January 2013, 9:00 am | Coastguard

At 0637 hours Saturday morning Coastguard received a call on VHF Marine Radio Channel 80 from a member of the public who had come across a capsized vessel off Calypso Bay, near Motuhie Island, in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. More >>

Proud Day for Coastguard Volunteers at Waihi Beach

Friday, 18 January 2013, 4:12 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard volunteers, local dignitaries, members of the local community and other invited guests join with Coastguard Waihi Beach to celebrate the official launch of the new rescue vessel “Gallagher Rescue” at 2.00 pm on Sunday 20 January 2013 ... More >>

Coastguard volunteers attend medivac in Tutukaka

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 3:24 pm | Coastguard

At 0938 hours today, Coastguard Northern Region’s Communications and SAR Response Centre was alerted by St John’s Ambulance of a vessel just off the coast of Tutukaka that had a person on board who had suffered a suspected stroke. More >>

Busy day on the water for Coastguard

Friday, 28 December 2012, 11:39 am | Coastguard

At 1406 hours today the vessel ‘Outsider’ issued a distress call on VHF Channel 16. The vessel reported a fire onboard and stated their position as 6NM south of Anchorite Rock with 2POB. More >>

Coastguard expands with new unit in Houhora

Monday, 26 November 2012, 4:13 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Northern Region representatives gathered in Houhora on Sunday to welcome the newest unit to the Coastguard family, Coastguard Houhora. The unit will be operational on waters from the northern end of Karikari Peninsula to the eastern tip of North ... More >>

Know the Gulf Better with Coastguard’s Education Cruises

Monday, 19 November 2012, 2:04 pm | Coastguard

This summer boaties have the opportunity to learn more about popular anchorage spots in the Hauraki Gulf with Coastguard Northern Region’s well-received education cruises. The evening cruises highlight Waiheke Island, the Coromandel, Mahurangi and Kawau, ... More >>

Coastguard South Taranaki Wins Rescue Of The Year Award

Monday, 24 September 2012, 3:26 pm | Coastguard

MEDIA RELEASE 24 September 2012 Coastguard South Taranaki Wins Coastguard’s Rescue Of The Year Award A courageous rescue effort from Coastguard South Taranaki has resulted in the Unit receiving the ‘Rescue of the Year’ Award at the National Coastguard ... More >>

Northland Local Honoured In Coastguard Volunteer Awards

Monday, 24 September 2012, 2:36 pm | Coastguard

MEDIA RELEASE 24 September 2012 Northland Local Honoured In National Coastguard Volunteer Awards Coastguard Whangaruru volunteer, Alex Wakefield was acknowledged at the National Coastguard Gala Awards Evening, held in Rotorua on Saturday night ... More >>