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Clyde Rescue II. Courtesy Barrie Wills Coastguard Clyde 1

Clyde Rescue II

A one-of-a-kind Coastguard Rescue Vessel, now operational on Central Otago’s lakes and rivers.

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10 questions with Jess Sullivan

Jess draws on her broad experience in SAR and Emergency Management to train and inspire the next generation of responders at Youth Search and Rescue Christchurch.

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Focus on lead agency collaboration during Exercise Whakarauora Tangata

The third phase of Exercise Whakarauora Tangata was conducted in Wellington on 20 March, and brought together over 70 personnel across multiple agencies.

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Clearing the canyons

More than 50 people from a range of organisations and agencies participated in the bi-annual National Canyon Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) held in the Queenstown Lakes District on 1…

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A remarkable avalanche response

Just before midday on 5 August 2023, two snowboarders triggered a huge avalanche beyond the boundary of The Remarkables Ski Area. Experts later assessed the avalanche at size 3.5; which…

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Search and Rescue ranks #2 in Public Sector Reputation Index

In the 2024 Verian Public Sector Reputation Index, Search and Rescue ranked #2 out of 58 public service agencies on trust, social responsibility, leadership, and fairness.

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10 questions with Belinda Slement

Belinda is the National Education Manager for Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ), and a long-term volunteer with the Wainui Surf Life Saving Club and the Gisborne SAR Squad.

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NZGEO YSAR Camp. Credit Adrian Malloch

The YSAR GIS programme

Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) is supporting the next generation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users.

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Kaihautu Leaders and Chief Executives hui Nov 2023 Courtesy Phil Greig Philmhaus 2

Kaihautū Leaders and Chief Executives Hui

Supporting relationship building and knowledge sharing between SAR agencies, recreational safety organisations, and iwi.

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Tiny lights near Tauranga

Teamwork, tenacity and technology came together for a successful outcome in the search for a teenager lost in the Bay of Plenty bush.

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