Coastguard Unit Support Volunteer of the Year – Shane Beech – Coastguard Maketu
Shane gives countless hours to Coastguard Maketu in his roles as President, Media Officer and Senior Operational Crew. He was instrumental in the founding of Coastguard Maketu in 2008, after incorporating the Volunteer Sea Rescue Service to form the Coastguard Maketu Unit. In 2013 Shane was instrumental in the building of Maketu’s Rescue Vessel ‘Eastpack Rescue’ and its berthing facility. As well as his Coastguard duties he is also the Volunteer Fire Chief, sits on the Maketu Community Board and runs a campground while balancing family commitments. The Maketu community has great respect for his continued contributions and consider him to be the glue that holds the community’s emergency services together.