Altex Coatings Ltd Coastguard Unit of the Year

Coastguard Howick

Coastguard Howick Volunteer Crew Members

Coastguard Volunteers have been recognised at the Coastguard New Zealand Awards of Excellence for outstanding contributions to their communities. The annual awards honour the brave individuals and their units who provide a crucial life-saving service to Kiwis using New Zealand waterways.

Coastguard Howick are this year's winners of the prestigious Unit of the year Award sponsored by Altex Coatings Ltd! The volunteers pride themselves on staying true to its ‘family’ values and attribute this to the success of their unit.  During the last year Coastguard Howick has dedicated a total community commitment of 8813 hours including 32 rostered crew.  Howick are very prominent in their community, and work closely with local community groups.  They participate in the annual Rotary regatta, fishing competition and work with local schools to raise awareness of Coastguard's annual MayDay Appeal and are highly respected in the community.

Thank you Altex Coatings Ltd for your support of this award and your ongoing support for Coastguard.


Please click here to see the full list of the National Awards of Excellence Winners!

  • Hutchwilco
  • Lotteries Grants Board
  • NZCT
  • Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity
  • Century Batteries
  • Bellingham Wallace
  • Soudal