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Southern Phase of Exercise Whakarauora Tangata complete

Responders and regional incident management teams tested during
the latest activities in the Nationally Significant SAREX series.

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The evolution of SurfCom

From monitoring early regional radio networks to real-time national coordination, the Surf Life Saving Communications Centre has come a long way.

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Welcome to Giuliana Petronelli

We are pleased to welcome Giuliana to the NZSAR Council as our new Independent Member, representing the interests of the nearly 10,000 volunteer professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand’s SAR sector.

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10 Questions with Blake McDavitt

With three decades of experience under his belt, Blake McDavitt is a familiar face to many people in New Zealand’s search and rescue sector.

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Land Search and Rescue Dogs

Outlining a niche search capability in our sector.

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Distress in Doubtful Sound

An insight into the latest activity in Exercise Whakarauora Tangata, the Nationally Significant SAREX series.

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Coastal Safety Signage and Public Rescue Equipment guidelines

"Surf lifeguards have known for a long time about the unpatrolled spots where members of the public get into trouble," says Dr Mick Kearney, National Coastal Safety Manager for Surf…

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P-8A Poseidon proves its versatility

The P-8A aircraft, which are operated by No. 5 Squadron, replaced the P-3K2 Orions which served New Zealand for 57 years.

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SAR Insights: Time to review your comms plan?

Around 8pm on Saturday 29 April 2023, a tramper activated his personal locator beacon (PLB) near Lake Hauroko in Fiordland National Park, triggering a search and rescue operation.

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125 years at Sumner

Celebrating the service of the Sumner Lifeboat Institution / Coastguard Sumner

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