Like many charities, Tauranga Coastguard relies almost entirely on donations, grants and other fundraising activities to be able to exist to provide the service that it does. It is not a Government backed organisation, but part of nationwide organisation that provides the Primary Inshore Search and Rescue Service for the whole of New Zealand.
We welcome and greatly appreciate donations from anyone at any time.
If you are one of New Zealand's many boaties you will recognise the need for such a rescue service, and may have experienced the benefits from it yourself in the past.
You can greatly help our service survive by making a minimum donation and for a small additional membership fee receive some benefits that we afford to our members in recognition of their support. All donations to Tauranga Coastguard go directly to assist with the running of the unit. It helps us maintain our vessels so that they are ready whenever needed, and to provide a radio service for the logging of trip reports, or calling for assistance if required.
Our members receive our annual handbook, a regular newsletter, a membership sticker for your boat, along with a personalised membership card.
For more information on becoming a member to support our service, please see the Supporter section of our web-site.