In an emergency dial 111 and ask for the Police. 

If you are calling from a vessel on the water and have a VHF radio, call on Channel 61

If you have a non-urgent emergency (eg. breakdown, run out of fuel, etc) and your VHF is not functional, dial 111 and ask for the Police


Taupo Police       07 378 6060

Turangi Police     07 386 7709


Please tell us:

Identification - vessel name and call sign
Position or location (preferable with GPS coordinates)
Nature of distress
Assistance required
Number of people on board
Other important information