Coastguard looks for special boat
A new Coastguard rescue boat is a step closer.
Coastguard Auckland needs to raise almost $2 million for a new vessel which it plans to have on the water by 2014.
The Lottery Grants Board has helped it along by donating $175,000.
‘‘With the sheer size of the Hauraki Gulf and the volume of traffic you can imagine how busy this stretch of water is and therefore the many logistical challenges we face. As a result our unit requires a more specialised type of rescue vehicle,’’ unit president Graham Brown says.