Coastguard Northern Region - Performance Report


2020 Performance Report

Despite an extraordinary year of challenges and change, our volunteers have proved their ability to be there when Kiwis need it the most, whatever the situation. Now, in anticipation of our Annual General Meeting, I'm proud to highlight their stories in our 2020 Performance Report.

To open our Performance Report in fullscreen, please click the box icon in the centre.

As we look to continually improve the way we share our stories and maintain high standards of accountability, you'll notice that the Performance and Financial Reports have been separated out for clarity. Please find links to both here.

2020 Performance Report (PDF, 4.1MB)

2020 Finance Report (PDF, 1.0MB)

Thank you to everyone who has brought this year's -- and our final -- Report to life.

Legacy of the Region

16 years of Coastguard Northern Region. For more, check out the timeline in our Performance Report.

  • Quality New Zealand lifejacket manufacturer Hutchwilco comes on board as a Coastguard partner.
  • Lion Foundation Rescue launches as the first purpose-built heavy Rescue Vessel in the Coastguard fleet to service the demand of the Hauraki Gulf.
  • Investment in the VHF network in Raglan, Doubtless Bay and Port Waikato significantly increased our ability
    to help boaties in the southern reaches of the region.
  • Foundation North increases it’s support of Capital projects with multi-year funding. This long-term partnership has delivered over $5,000,000 to our Capital Expenditure Programme since 2008.
  • The ARAFA legislation passes in Parliament, guaranteeing CNR support from Auckland Council ratepayers to deliver on our mission.
  • Suddenly in Charge launches, aiming to educate those who spend time on boats but have limited knowledge of what to do in an emergency.
  • Patron of Coastguard, HRH Prince Charles, visits the Auckland Marine Rescue Centre during a
    whirlwind tour of NZ.
  • After 75 years of Private Rescue Vessels, Coastguard’s last PRV Kyrenia signs off for the final time.
  • The Old4New Lifejacket upgrade is launched at boat ramps and key community locations in partnership with Hutchwilco, the Giltrap Group and Maritime New Zealand.
  • CNR rolls out a new training matrix (including MOSS) to provide significantly increased structures around training for our volunteers.
  • Coastguard launched a brand new app, enabling boaties to do a trip report without picking up the radio.
  • Volunteers from CNR Comms, Papakura and Waiuku, alongside partners agencies, are nominated for an International Maritime Rescue Federation award for a rescue on the Waikato Bar. Heading to London for the awards, the team were delighted to receive the People’s Choice Award.
  • On March 7th 2020, CNR volunteers voted to move forward with Project Horizon and merge the regions into one national organisation.

To every volunteer, every staff member and every supporter who has been with us through this time - THANK YOU!

Thank you for your time, your dedication and your dollars. And here’s to a bright and bold future ahead for Coastguard.

2020 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of members will be held at the Auckland Marine Rescue Centre, Mechanics Bay, on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 1900 hours. With the advent of Project Horizon, this will be the final Northern Region AGM - it'll be a great chance for us all to reflect on the last 12 months and the impact we've all made.

Please find the 2020 AGM Agenda here.


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