... is a registered Incorporated Society and Registered Charity #CC41954
... was formed in 1986 by a group of boat owners and is affiliated to Coastguard New Zealand and is also part of Coastguard Eastern Region.
... is part of the primary marine search and rescue organisation covering the whole of New Zealand.
... is an emergency service available to all members of the community.
... provides two dedicated rescue vessels, has use of aircraft for searching, is networked to other emergency services and runs a modern radio repeater network from a dedicated radio control room.
... is funded entirely by public donations, fundraising, members donations and subscriptions and by generous sponsors. It is operated by highly trained, unpaid volunteers.