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Our brave volunteers donate over 307,000 hours every year to keeping New Zealanders safe on the water.  Help them out by making a donation today.

On an average day in New Zealand Coastguard sends out 10 rescue crews to assist those in trouble on the water.

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Coastguard volunteers and units who put their lives on the line for others were honoured at the Coastguard National Awards of Excellence Gala Evening, held in Auckland on Saturday.
The winning numbers were drawn on 27 August - congratulations to our winners! Click here for a full list.
Our fourth annual MayDay Appeal raised $92,000 for our vital volunteer training programme - thank you for your support!
The results are in...first prize of a VW Touareg, Haines Hunter SF600 and Boating Safety Pack went to ticket number 98837 in Huntly. Congratulations!

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