The area covered by Coastguard Whakatane extends out beyond White Island and covers a large part of the Eastern Bay of Plenty which includes three sea access areas, Whakatane River entrance, Ohiwa Harbour and the Rangitaiki river entrance at Thornton.


Visit our About Us section for more information on our unit's Vessel, History and how you can Contact Us.

Legal Name Whakatane Volunteer Coastguard Association Inc
Charity Number   CC30469     

Mayday Appeal

Help train our heroes, so they can go the extra mile to save lives at sea

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Support the Coastguard and our volunteers in their mission of ‘saving lives at sea’, and get benefits at the same time.

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Book a Course

Increase your knowledge and confidence by completing a boating course.

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