Hutchwilco Coastguard Volunteer of the Year

Murray Miskelly with Hutchwilco Representative

Sam Thompson with Murray Miskelly

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.

Murray Miskelly’s dedication to Coastguard is evident in everything he does.  His roles as Pilot and President at Coastguard Northland Air Patrol have seen him dedicate over 180 volunteer hours this year. His commitment to Coastguard is outstanding and his vast experience has seen him lead the way in linking air patrols - to complement Coastguard’s Rescue Vessel fleet. Murray is a leader who is respected by his peers and his ability to pass on his vast knowledge to others holds him in high regard. He is a passionate volunteer who has the ability to persuade and motivate others for the betterment of Coastguard. Murray Miskelly from Coastguard Northland Air Patrol is the winner of the supreme Hutchwilco Coastguard Volunteer of the Year.

Thank you Hutchwilco 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