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Busiest Day On Water For Five Years – Coastguard

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 2:27 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

It was a picture-perfect Waitangi Day on the water for Kiwis across Aotearoa, according to reports from Coastguard. Callum Gillespie, CEO of Coastguard, revealed that the final count for Waitangi Day 2024 is anticipated to exceed the organisation's previous ... More >>

Coastguard Maketu Saves Teens in Beach Emergency

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 7:05 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Maketu, 18 January 2024 – Coastguard Maketu volunteers swiftly responded to a critical beach rescue operation today. At approximately 2:30 pm, volunteers were at a beachside cafe when they heard screams and observed four heads in the water, ... More >>

Coastguard And Line 7 Team Up To Reward Responsible Canterbury Boaties

Monday, 13 November 2023, 3:26 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Boaties this Canterbury Anniversary Weekend can catch more than their dinner if spotted doing the right thing by Coastguard. In collaboration with Line 7, skippers who are seen by Coastguard Canterbury and North Canterbury volunteers doing the right ... More >>

Coastguard New Zealand Hosting Major Training Exercise

Friday, 23 June 2023, 3:16 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Aucklanders out on the Hauraki Gulf on Saturday can expect to see a flurry of activity from Coastguard as the organisation runs one of its largest-ever training exercises. The event will involve seven units from across the Auckland region, who will be tasked ... More >>

Coastguard New Zealand Calls For Mandatory Lifejacket Legislation To Be Passed

Friday, 12 May 2023, 1:47 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard New Zealand has today called for the urgent passing of legislation to make it mandatory to wear lifejackets on vessels under 6m. The call comes in response to the Transport Accident Investigations Commission releasing its report into an ... More >>

Coastguard Rescues Eight In Separate Overnight Incidents

Friday, 17 March 2023, 7:16 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

It was a busy night for Coastguard volunteers Thursday, rescuing eight people in two separate incidents overnight. Just before 7pm, Coastguard Tutukaka responded to an urgent callout following reports of a capsized waka with six people in the ... More >>

Respect The Conditions, Stay Off The Water - Coastguard

Monday, 13 February 2023, 12:39 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard is renewing warnings for all water-users to stay off the water in cyclone-affected areas as dangerous sea conditions continue to pummel the coastline. 11m waves were recorded in the Bay of Islands overnight, and more heavy rain and strong winds are ... More >>

Preparation Key For Cyclone Gabrielle’s Arrival - Coastguard

Friday, 10 February 2023, 2:30 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard is urging boaties across the upper North Island to use the weekend to prepare for Cyclone Gabrielle’s arrival late Sunday into next week. Forecasters are predicting Cyclone Gabrielle to bring heavy rain, strong winds and rough sea ... More >>

Coastguard Thames Rescues Two Kayakers, Including One From Water In Firth Of Thames

Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 1:13 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

After spending several hours in the water, and with sunset approaching, two kayakers have been located and rescued by Coastguard Thames volunteers in the Firth of Thames. At around 7.20pm last night, two kayakers reported themselves in difficulty off Tapu ... More >>

Coastguard’s Old4New Back In A Town Near You!

Friday, 25 November 2022, 3:57 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard’s Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade Campaign is back for this summer following last season’s hiatus due to COVID, starting December 8 until February 6. To make up for last year, Old4New is 30% longer and travelling to 30% more locations, heading ... More >>

Wellington To Host Special Blessing Ceremony For Reremoana, Its New Lotto-funded CRV

Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 10:14 am | Coastguard New Zealand

On Saturday, the crew of Coastguard Wellington will welcome and give thanks for their special, high-tech new Coastguard Rescue Vessel (CRV). Named Reremoana gifted by Te Atiawa, the new vessel is one of 26 high-spec craft that were first used as ... More >>

Award For Coastguard Crew Member

Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 8:57 am | Coastguard New Zealand

Mana Coastguad’s Tara Doak has been awarded the prestigious NZ Coastguard Trophy for Emerging (Young) Volunteer of the Year. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2210/ea1da880640aed7b7c7c.jpeg" width="456" height="720"> She joined Coastguard Mana in ... More >>

Coastguard NZ Pay Special Tribute To Kaumātua Joe Hawke At Naming Ceremony For Its Two New Lotto-funded Rescue Vessels

Saturday, 3 September 2022, 12:36 am | Coastguard New Zealand

This morning, Coastguard New Zealand welcomed and gave thanks for their special, high-tech new rescue boats and the meaningful names bestowed on them. The names of both vessels, Joe Hawke Rescue and Hukātai Rescue, have been gifted by local iwi ... More >>

Can You Hear It? That’s The Sound Of A Nation’s Thanks To Coastguard Volunteers

Sunday, 19 June 2022, 6:02 am | Coastguard New Zealand

291,402 – the number of hours that Coastguard volunteers dedicated to saving lives last year. And the amount they asked for in return – 0. From Houhora in the north to Bluff in the south, our 2,000-strong volunteer whānau brought over 6,000 people ... More >>

Coastguard Thankful For Substantial Donation Following Property Sale

Friday, 17 June 2022, 12:32 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Coastguard New Zealand, like all charities, relies on generous public donations to ensure volunteers can continue our mission of saving lives at sea. For Neil Naran and Shirley-Anne Williams, seeing Coastguard volunteers helping boaties in their ... More >>

Call For More Radio Operators Following Busy Summer Across Bay Of Plenty And Coromandel

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 4:39 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

With New Zealand’s eastern coast enjoying a long, hot summer, Coastguard volunteers on the end of radios and on the water have been kept busy. Over the main holiday period volunteers across the area responded to 184 incidents – with January 30 ... More >>

Log Your Trip This Anniversary Weekend With Coastguard

Friday, 28 January 2022, 3:02 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

With the Anniversary Weekend weather forecast looking hot and sunny across much of the country, Coastguard expects many boaties in Auckland, Northland and Nelson to get out on the big blue. However, given the alarming drowning and incident rate ... More >>

Busy Week For Coastguard Tairua-Pauanui Including Two Major Incidents

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:39 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Like many units around the country, Coastguard Tairua-Pauanui continues to have a busy summer out on the water with the unit responding to two major incidents in the past week alone as well as a late-night call-out this morning. On Monday, the ... More >>

Lucky Kayaker Alive And Home For Christmas Thanks To Coastguard Volunteers, Surf Life Saving And Whanganui Police

Friday, 24 December 2021, 11:05 am | Coastguard New Zealand

Heading out of the Whanganui River to cross the bar with at low tide and with a strong westerly wind wasn't in favor of an experienced kayaker yesterday. Shortly before 6pm, Coastguard Wanganui volunteers were alerted by a member of the public ... More >>

Coastguard Whangaruru To Celebrate Arrival Of New Lotto-funded Rescue Boat This Saturday

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 3:24 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Community event planned to welcome ‘game-changing’ new rescue boat thanks to unique partnership between Lotto NZ, Coastguard and Emirates Team New Zealand. When it comes to keeping boaties safe on the water, the volunteer crew of Coastguard Whangaruru ... More >>





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