Daily drama for NZ Coastguard
Coastguard takes a call every 23 seconds on average.
Put simply, Coastguard provides an invaluable service to tens of thousands of people throughout the country – they not only saving lives, but making sure they reach people before lives are in danger.
But of the $10 million it costs to run Coastguard, just $1.5 million comes from the Government.
In fact, it's a vital service that's utterly reliant on the commitment of thousands of volunteers.
Lachlan Forsyth spoke to some of the volunteer crew to gain an insight into New Zealand's Coastguard.
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By Lachland Forsyth
Posted: 7.18pm Thursday Jun 12, 2014addressaddress
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