We save lives on Taupo waters, professionally trained volunteers available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We currently have 6 operationa
Saving lives on the water, educate the boating public in boating law & safety, promote health & safety of all participants in Coastguard activities, aid water vessels that require assistance in both emergency & non-emergency incidents.
Provide development training to operational members, crew, skippers, radio operators, search & rescue controllers & other personnel involved in Coastguard operations.
We completed 4,834 crew volunteer hours last year, 91 calls for assistance, 24 were Police 111 calls.
The selfless work & countless hours invested by the rescue volunteers has been recognised, with the profession ranked 2nd - 2011 Readers Digest “Most Trusted Professions” poll.
Coastguard Lake Taupo won 2010 & 2013 regional awards at the annual Trustpower community awards.
Update for 10/02/2014 10 February 2014
On the 28th of September the annual Taupo Police organised SAREX (Search & Rescue Excercise) was held on Lake Taupo. Vessels and crews from Coastguards Lake Taupo, Turangi & Rotorua Lakes, plus Harbourmaster Crew aboard ""Blue Mist"", were rotated through various situations designed to reflect actual emergency scenarios. This year radio volunteers were also included in four different sites with IM (Incident Management) teams to direct the rescue vessels and crews as would happen in real time. Lake conditions were very choppy but all involved managed this learning exercise very well. The day finished up with a welcome meal and debrief at the Coastguard Lake Taupo Maritime Centre. Everyone was pleased to welcome the newly launched Coastguard Turangi vessel, ""Mauri Ora"", to its' first SAREX. The greater Lakes Districts including and around Rotorua and Taupo are now extremely well served by this fleet of three Coastguard IRBs measuring from 8 to 9.5 metres. Thank you to Taupo Police, the Taupo Harbourmaster and staff and all the volunteers on and off the water for giving their time so willingly to this important service.
Thank you so much David for your continued support which is very much appreciated. It is a pleasure to work for such a generous community and to make a difference to the lives of the people we assist. Sincerely, Mike McSherry, President.