The area covered by Coastguard Whakatāne extends out beyond White Island and covers a large part of the Eastern Bay of Plenty which includes three sea access areas, Whakatāne River entrance, Ohiwa Harbour and the Rangitaiki river entrance at Thornton.


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

Legal Name Whakatane Volunteer Coastguard Association Inc
Charity Number   CC30469     

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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