Coastguard’s MayDay fundraising appeal is under way, raising money for its volunteer training programme. The volunteers who make up Coastguard’s rescue crews are local people with regular jobs and families who give up their evenings and weekends. Go to hourforcoastguard. co.nz to donate just one hour of your pay. Or you can make an automatic $25 donation by calling 0900 SOS SOS (0900 767 767). Or send a cheque to Coastguard New Zealand at PO Box 33559, Takapuna, Auckland 0740.