Whitianga Coastguard is supported by dedicated volunteers in and around Whitianga who provide Search and Rescue services to save lives at sea and to promote water safety education and initiatives.
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We are a volunteer organisation with 20 active crew members who are trained to support radio calls, rescues and education courses. As a busy coastguard unit based in the Eastern Region our area of responsibility stretches from Cape Colville in the North to Boat Harbour in the South and can assist Tairua/Pauanui when required.
What our club offers
- a yearly membership (to join follow the website link)
- radio reports
- weather information
- the opportunity to volunteer within the organisation
- sponsorship opportunities
- loyalty card participation.
Coastguard VHF Radio Channels
- Whitianga #Ch63
- NowCasting #Ch20
Join or Donate to Whitianga Coastguard
Follow the website link to join as a full or associate member. We also welcomes donations.
We host and have information about the following courses which are run in and outside of Mercury Bay Area.
- Day skipper courses
- Marine VHF Radio
- Specialty Courses (Maritime Restricted Operators Certificate (MROC- formerly RRTOC), Sea Kayak Module, Coastal Skipper, Radar, GPS Operator).
Link to the Coastguard website from this page for useful safety information and for the latest information.
Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard - Saving Lives at Sea