The Kawau Volunteer Coastguard was established in 1998. Based at Sandspit, approximately one hour north of Auckland, the unit has an operational area of Kawau Bay, Kawau Island, Mahurangi Harbour and extending to Te Arai Point out to Little Barrier Island. As the Northern most unit in the Hauraki Gulf, they could be expected to extend to Bream Tail if necessary.

The unit operates a 10.25 metre Naiad, rigid hulled inflatable boat known as Kawau Rescue which the unit only took delivery of in early January 2010. The vessel is kept on its trailer and is launched when required. Kawau Rescue was officially launched by Rodney District Mayor Penny Webster on the 22nd of May 2010.



Photos of the Unit: Click to view a larger image.

Arrival of the new vessel at Sandspit in January 2010.   Family Day Out, 10th April 2011.   Kawau Rescue, 10 2m Naiad RIB.
MayDay Display 2011, at the ASB Bank.   Taking the plunge in July 2011.    


President: Paul Steinkamp
Email: paulandpat@xtra.co.nz

Correspondence please to:

The Secretary
Coastguard Kawau

PO Box 399
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Last updated: 8 July 2019