Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard


Essential service


Whitianga Marina


Coastguard VHF Radio Channels
Whitianga #Ch63
NowCasting #Ch20
Morehau Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard

What to Expect

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.
The Whitianga Coastguard is a volunteer organisation with 20 active crew members who are trained to support radio calls, rescues and education courses. 

The Whitianga Coastguard is a busy coastguard unit based in the Eastern Region.  Whitianga Coastguard's area of responsibility stretches from Cape Colville in the North to Boat Harbour in the South and can assist Tairua/Pauanui when required. 
Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard - Saving Lives at Sea
Whitianga Coastguard 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 Whitianga Coastguard as a full or associate member.  Whitianga Coastguard also welcomes donations.

Whitianga Coastguard Education Courses
Coastguard hosts and has information about the following courses which are run in and outside of the Whitianga and Mercury Bay Area.
  • Day skipper courses
  • Boatmaster
  • Marine VHF Radio
  • Specialty Courses (Maritime Restricted Operators Certificate (MROC- formerly RRTOC), Sea Kayak Module, Coastal Skipper, Radar, GPS Operator) 
Coastguard Website
Link to the Coastguard website from this page for useful safety information and up to date from Whitianga Coastguard.

Coastguard VHF Radio Channels
  • Whitianga #Ch63 
  • NowCasting #Ch20


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Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard volunteers
Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard towing boat
Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard search and rescue
Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard diving exercise
Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard briefing session personal safety


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