This May, we’re asking you to help raise funds to train our Coastguard volunteer heroes.

To start fundraising just sign up for your fundraising pack.


Sponsored coastal walk, cycle or run

Get sponsored for a 2km, 5km or 10km coastal walk, have yourself some exercise, and best of all gaze out to sea and know that you're fundraising for the Coastguard volunteers out there!

Bake sale, fish dinner

Get mixing up a tasty ginger crunch or a zesty marinade - sell some cakes to your friends and colleagues, or get everyone round for a gorgeous fish dinner and ask your diners to donate what they think your meal is worth!

Garage sale or Trade Me auction

Why not do some autumn-cleaning and clear out some space in the house, garage or boatshed? Sell your unwanted gear then donate some or all of the proceeds to Coastguard.

Wear a lifejacket to work

Wearing a lifejacket to work will not only mark you out as a trend-setter, it's the hallmark of a responsible skipper, and when you tell people you're fundraising for Coastguard they'll know you're a tremendous person too.

Your call

You don't have to stick to this list - come up with your own fundraiser, have fun and be safe!

To start fundraising just sign up for your fundraising pack.


Whatever you do, don't forget the important bit: raising money for Coastguard volunteers!

Online fundraising

For events, challenges and other fundraisers, an easy and successful way to raise money from friends, family and colleagues is to set up an online fundraising page with Give-a-little. You can email your page to people and promote it on your social media channels too. Don't forget to make your first donation a good one as it sets the standard for others to follow.

Cash collections

If you're collecting cash then please use the official sponsorship form and send your forms and cheque to Coastguard New Zealand, PO Box 33559, Takapuna, Auckland 0740. You can also direct credit donations to 12-3209-0434030-01 using 'Fundraiser' as your reference.  Please don't send cash in the mail.

Please make sure your donations are paid in by 30 June.

Contacting us

If you have any questions please do contact us and we'll get back to you.

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