We are focusing on this year's theme 'Going the Extra Mile' which recognises the commitment of Coastguard volunteers; for our unit this means putting in over 70,000 hours annually to volunteering and being on call 24/7 at the same time as doing day jobs and raising families.

So rather than hitting the streets with buckets seeking donations we are going to provide a community BBQ down at the wharf beside the boat ramp on Redoubt Street on Saturday 6th May from 10am.

This giving us the opportunity to promote CGLT's role amongst our community, having both rescue vessels open for viewing with kids able to have a ride on the CRV Mercury Rescue and finishing the day with demonstrating flares and the projectile rocket over beside the Lake Taupo Yacht Club at 2:00pm.