The tragedy of two teenagers losing their lives on the Riverton bar fifty years ago became the catalyst that led to Coastguard Riverton. In the aftermath of the tragedy, the community came together to form the Taramea Bay Rescue Unit with a second hand clinker built wooden boat and an equally second hand outboard motor.

Later they became the Riverton Volunteer Lifeboat Institute and then six years ago they became Coastguard Riverton.

We are indebted to early members Jack Burns, Murray Beer and Steve Bickley and their contribution to making our organisation a success. They are very deserving of the life memberships that they have been honoured with.



Our volunteer team is 18 strong and go about their duties with a dedication and intensity that does them great credit. They train regularly so that they are always prepared for any emergency situation that they are required to deal with. 

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Legal Name Riverton Coastguard Inc
Charity Number    CC22259  


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