Coastguard Waihi Beach was formed in 1990.

When a local fisherman lost his life in 1989 there were no sea rescue services available in the area.

In 1990 a public meeting was called by local boating people to express concerns about the growing number of boaties and the dangerous Bowentown Bar. 

 

A steering committee was formed and in May that year the Waihi Beach Volunteer Coastguard Association Inc (Coastguard Waihi Beach) was established.

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Legal Name Waihi Beach Volunteer Coastguard Association Inc
Charity Number   CC32979
 
 

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