Cocktail Fundraiser – HMNS Manawanui

Exciting times ahead for Coastguard Canterbury

The Christchurch earthquakes damaged our building at Naval Point, Lyttelton in 2011 and since then we have spent considerable funds repairing the damaged building as best as we could so that we could continue search and rescue operations.  

In preparation for SailGP, our building had to be demolished and the Christchurch City Council arranged temporary accommodation and portacoms for us near the waters edge, located at the Naval Point public jetty. This has continued to be the home for us at Coastguard Canterbury for the past three years.

Over the last decade, we have been working with the Council, Ngāti Wheke and the local community on a location and design of a new building.

To support the Unit fundraising for the new building the Royal New Zealand Navy are hosting a cocktail party on the weekend of SailGP, Saturday 18 March onboard the HMNZS Manawanui. This is the ship that recently seized 3 tonnes of illegal drugs worth an estimated $500 million from the Pacific Ocean.

Tickets are on sale now for $750 as an early bird special until 27 February; enjoy a $100 cocktail party while making a $650 donation (CC30649) to Coastguard Canterbury. 

For more information contact one of our Board Members:
– Carolyn Tapley: or 027 473 3157
– Scott McCrea: or 027 486 7401

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