Welcome to Papakura Volunteer Coastguard
We are a professional group of volunteers who train to save lives at sea.
We are community focused and are regularly part of events and fundraisers around Auckland. We are - like all of Coastguard - a charity and donations of time and finance are what helps keep us on the water, training and helping those in need. Papakura is one of three Coastguard units based on the Manukau Harbour.
Our training night is Tuesday, where we meet at our base at 1 Wellington Park, Takanini, at 1900hrs. This accommodates trainees and Senior Crew alike with both playing their role and working together. Coastguard has a formalised structure of training that progresses with experience and fulfillment of theory based learning.
Past training has been with Westpac Helicopter, Auckland Airport Emergency Response, local Fire Brigades, St Johns , as well as the two other units based on the Manukau Harbour - Waiuku and Titirangi.
On a regular basis we also catch up as a unit to not only help support community initiatives, but also for our own fundraisers.