Central Region

About Us

Coastguard Central Region's twelve Units are volunteer organisations with charitable status. Of the Units nine operate rescue vessels, three which operate aircraft in the form of Coastguard Air Patrols (two in conjunction with rescue vessel Units).

Coastguard Central Region Unit membership comprises of more than 300 very dedicated active volunteer members who tirelessly provide this vital service in their community.

The majority of Coastguard Central Region's fleet of vessels are Naiad Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB's).

The equipment on board the dedicated rescue vessels includes a marine electronics suite which includes radar/plotter, GPS and VHF radio. Medical and specialist safety and survival equipment is also carried to assist in responding to a variety of incidents.

Coastguard Central Region Units also provides other services which include safety boats at marine events and a national radio network. The VHF radio network provides marine weather information, local marine communications services such as receiving Trip Reports for those putting to sea in their area.

Every year this network of radio operators answers thousands of calls for help and in conjunction with the teams who operate the vessels and aircraft, provides assistance resulting in many lives saved and millions of dollars worth of boats and equipment recovered to safety.


Legal Name Coastguard Central Region Incorporated
Charity Number  CC35436

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Thanks to our life-saving partners:
  • Auckland Council
  • Northland Regional Council
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • Hutchwilco
  • Marine Deals
  • Tower
  • Kordia
  • Hyundai
  • Line7
  • Century Batteries
  • Half Moon Bay
  • NZCT
  • Lotteries Grants Board
  • Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity