Coastguard Whangaruru are a small unit with a large operating area. We conduct search and rescue operations in an area from Cape Brett in the north, east to the Poor Knights islands 20 miles offshore, and down to Whananaki in the south. This provides seamless SAR coverage in conjunction with the Tutukaka and Bay of Islands Coastguard units.

Coastguard Whangaruru was formed when several local men lost their lives and it was decided that a local Coastguard unit was required to conduct search and rescue operations to prevent further tragedies from occurring.

The unit is well respected within its community and is crewed by locals keen to expand or continue their maritime training, volunteering their time to make local search and rescue a possibility.


Meet Us/Training - the unit usually trains every Tuesday evening, but it is best to contact the unit in advance as this may vary throughout the year. Our committee meets every month throughout the year.

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

Legal Name Whangaruru Volunteer Coastguard Inc
Charity Number    CC10479       




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