Coastguard Kaipara operates on the Southern Hemisphere's largest harbour. On call 24/7, Winstone Rescue and its volunteer crew cover not only the Kaipara Harbour, but from as far north as the Hokianga down to Manukau and out to the 10 Mile Limit.

Training - every Tuesday 1900 to 2100 at The Boat Shed - 82 Mill Road, Helensville (next to Mr Pizza). Depending on tide this could either be a wet or dry training. If you would like to become part of our volunteer crew or just find out what we do, please contact us.



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

Legal Name Coastguard Kaipara Inc
Charity Number   CC34757         

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No matter your skill set, there’s a place for you in the Coastguard whānau.

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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