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Coastguard Wellington Open Day

Coastguard Wellington Open Day

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  • Sat 24 Nov ’18, 10:00am – 3:00pm


Volunteer Coastguard, 461 Evans Bay Parade, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission



You are invited to Coastguard Wellington 50th Anniversary Open Day.

Wellington Volunteer Coastguard was formed in 1968 in response to the Wahine disaster. Join us at Coastguard Wellington Open Day and support one of Wellington’s vital emergency services.

Displays by Wellington’s Search & Rescue, Safety and Marine organisations.

See the Coastguard and other rescue vessels from around the region. Plenty of entertainment for the kids. Win prizes and enjoy the Sausage Sizzle. Talk to the Coastguard volunteer crew and meet Coastguard’s supportive sponsors. Learn how you can be safe at sea and look after those boating with you.

Vessels and vehicles from fellow rescue and maritime services:
- Lady Elizabeth IV Police Boat
- Te Haa Pilot Boat
- Airport Fire Rescue Boat
- Mana Coastguard auxiliary rescue boat
- Spirit of Wellington (our main 12.6m rescue boat)
- Phoenix Rescue (our 6.8m auxiliary rescue boat)
- Fire engine from Kilbirnie Fire Station

Displays from maritime organisations:
- LifeFlight (with virtual reality goggles to see what it is like in their helicopter)
- Harbourmasters Office (with harbour safety information and the lifejacket testing unit - bring your own to make sure they are safe)
- LINZ Hydrographic Office (the makers of New Zealand's nautical charts)
- Metservice (with two of their experienced meteorologists - they will bring a stack of cloud posters to give out)
- Maritime Radio (with one of their portable Maritime Operating Centres)
- Coastguard Boating Education (details of their courses such as Day Skipper, Boatmaster, Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate, and many more)

Food, raffles and sales
- Sausage sizzle
- Sale of baking
- Raffles for many spot prizes
- Coastguard memberships

Boat rides on our main rescue vessel Spirit of Wellington (small charge to contribute to our running costs).

Kids Activities - no we haven't forgotten future boaties.
- Liferaft bouncy castle (including children's lifejacket demonstration)
- Colouring competition
- Line throwing/life ring game

So do come along and tell your friends about it. Help us keep providing the service that has helped Wellington boaties for 50 years


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