Coastguard Dunedin was started in November 2005 by a group of local boating enthusiasts under the name Harbour Rescue Inc.

In 2012 we purchased an i.5m Protector vessel from Coastguard Waihi Beach which was renames Dunedin Rescue. In 2022 we received an Americas Cup vessel, a 12m Protector ‘Moana Rescue’ which provides a much larger more effective platform for our crew to operate from. 

In 2020 we moved from operating from Portobello to Dunedin city. This was to ensure we were able to recruit and retain enough volunteers to meet our operating needs. This has been successful with many new volunteers joining us. In 2022 we moved into our Operations Base in Kitchener Street and volunteers worked hard to make it habitable and comfortable for us to train and operate from.


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Legal Name Coastguard Dunedin Inc
Charity Number    CC47245

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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