The Coastguard Maketu response area covers from Papamoa Beach out and around Motti Island, east to Plate Island and back into Otamarakau Beach. A very large and popular fishing and recreation area with a mixture of commercial and recreational craft.

Since joining Coastguard in 2009 Maketu now have 24 members and a much larger and safer rescue boat to help them save lives at  sea; a 11.7metre twin jet. 

 

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Legal Name Maketu Volunteer Coastguard Inc
Charity Number    CC41954
 
 

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