Marine Reach is committed to helping make a difference in the lives of others. Our projects and programmes are diverse; we encourage the development of new and imaginative ways to reach out to those in need.
Tauranga has been the home of the New Zealand operations launching small ships and mobile teams into the many island communities of the South Pacific.
Our ships carry volunteer medical teams consisting of doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists and ophthalmologists. Hundreds of patients have received their eyesight back through cataract surgeries and thousands more have been given reading glasses and dental treatment.
Since our inception we have used different vessels (M/Y Pacific-Ruby, M/V Island Mercy and the M/V Pacific Link) to reach those in greatest need.
Most recently, we launched our newest vessel, the “Pacific Hope” from the port of Tauranga on June 29, 2015. She went on a medical outreach in Fiji and Vanuatu in 2015, returning to Vanuatu in 2016. The outreaches have begun again in Vanuatu , running from April- September 2017.
We support the local health systems by working alongside local health personnel in their vital work. Clinics are set-up in remote villages, where there is little or difficult and no access to health care. Across two decades of ministry, Marine Reach has served over 450,000 people with free medical services.
Primary Health Care