The Coastguard Maketū response area covers from Papamoa Beach out and around Motti Island, east to Plate Island and back into Otamarakau Beach. A very large and popular fishing and recreation area with a mixture of commercial and recreational craft.

Since joining Coastguard in 2009 Maketū now have 24 members and a much larger and safer rescue boat to help them save lives at  sea; a 11.7metre twin jet. 


Visit our About Us section for more information on our unit's HistoryVesselsSponsors and how you can Contact Us.

Legal Name Maketu Volunteer Coastguard Inc
Charity Number    CC41954

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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