Catching paua-smugglers or battling huge seas to rescue yachts in trouble, it's treacherous, exhilarating and all part of the job. Lynda Chanwai-Earle investigates our spectacular southern coastline with the Wellington Police Maritime Unit.
Gallery: NZ Police Wellington Maritime Unit
Tug to the rescue of Lady Liz II in 1986. Photograph courtesy of NZ Police.