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A small team, big jobs, big seas

The current Coastguard Whangaruru vessel is a small boat that's expected to take on big jobs on big seas, says crew member Natalie LeBlanc. The new vessel will help ensure the team can head out in any weather, to help people in need.

Serving a remote community

Dave St John has volunteered with Coastguard for over a decade. With many popular hiking tracks and a National Park on the doorstep, the Marlborough Sounds are a magnet for hikers alike -- find out how the new vessel, funded by Lotto players, will help ensure hikers and boaties alike stay safe.

Greater capability to save lives

The new, bigger Rayglass Protector vessel - funded 100% by Lotto New Zealand players - will have greater stability in rough Otago waters, with better endurance and capability for longer voyages says crew manager Rachel Johnstone. 

Replacing an aging community asset

With their current rescue vessel dating back nearly two decades and costs rising to maintain it, the Coastguard Great Barrier Island are grateful recipients of one of the brand new Rayglass Protectors, 100% funded by Lotto New Zealand players, that have been built right here in Aotearoa.

Find out more about the life-saving work Coastguard does in communities around the country.

These boats are for you, NZ.

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