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Coastguard Vessel Achiever Gifted To Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 6:29 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard New Zealand was honoured this week to hand over vessel ‘Achiever’ to her new owners Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei where she will be used to support community-based water safety activities. The handover, which was undertaken in line with current ... More >>

Missing Family Found Safe And Well In The Firth Of Thames

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 6:00 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Following an overnight search for an overdue vessel from Kawakawa Bay and a subsequent search by Coastguard Volunteers this morning in the Firth of Thames, the family and overdue vessel have been located safe and well by Coastguard Volunteers onboard Trillian ... More >>

Coastguard And Marine Deals Launch New Partnership

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 10:32 am | Coastguard New Zealand

Two top Kiwi boating brands have come together in a bid to make a difference to boaties getting the best out of their time on the big blue safely. Coastguard New Zealand is delighted to welcome born and bred marine retailer Marine Deals onboard ... More >>

Coastguard Appeals For Safety On Water This Labour Weekend

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 3:44 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard is asking all boaties to do their bit around boating safety and look after their whānau following a number of tragedies on the Manukau Harbour in recent weeks and Labour Weekend on the doorstep. On Saturday, three lives were lost on the ... More >>

Safety Key As Auckland Boaties Hit The Water

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 3:06 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard New Zealand is asking Auckland boaties to take the time to ensure their vessels are fully checked and prepped before they launch, amidst the government’s announcement to ease level 3 restrictions from midnight tonight. Recreational boaties ... More >>

Volunteers Recognised And Celebrated At Coastguard Awards Of Excellence

Monday, 4 October 2021, 2:49 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard volunteers from across Aotearoa have been recognised and celebrated over the weekend for their immense contributions to saving lives at sea. Coastguard's Awards of Excellence are an annual event that celebrate volunteers and units across ... More >>

New Zealand rescue recognised at international awards

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 11:19 am | Coastguard New Zealand

A dramatic rescue off the Port Waikato bar has earned New Zealand search and rescue agencies international recognition. More >>

Severe weather event Auckland Harbour

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 4:23 am | Coastguard New Zealand

The Coastguard Operations Centre at Mechanics Bay was alerted to a serious weather event which impacted the downtown Auckland area, including a large portion of the city wharves, Westhaven Marina, and the Viaduct Harbour, by the Auckland Police Maritime ... More >>

Coastguard Auckland honoured at search and rescue awards

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 12:36 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Volunteers at Coastguard Auckland unit have been recognised at this year’s New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards held at Parliament last night. More >>

Coastguard, communities to benefit from Lotteries Fund

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 4:29 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Coastguard is set to benefit from the Lottery Fund for Community Benefit related to the 2021 America’s Cup to the tune of $9.8 million. More >>

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 >>