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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 >>

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 >>