Each year, excellence in search and rescue is formally recognised at the New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Awards
The Awards acknowledge the dedication, achievements and sacrifices made by paid professionals and volunteers involved throughout the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region.
Nominations for the 2023 NZSAR Awards are open, but close on 31 January 2024.
Operational Activity nominations are for operations between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023.
Support Activity nominations may refer to activity over any timeframe.
Visit nzsar.govt.nz/nzsar-awards/nominations to nominate a person, organisation or group for the awards. Award policies, background information and advice are also available for viewing.
There are two categories of SAR related activity covered by the NZSAR Awards:
There are two levels of recognition for each category in the NZSAR Awards programme.
If, in the opinion of the NZSAR Council, there is no nomination of sufficiently high standard to qualify, a decision may be made not to present a Gold Award or Certificate for any given year.