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Welcome to New Zealand Search and Rescue

The New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Council has a mandate from the NZ government to provide strategic leadership to the New Zealand Search and Rescue Sector.

We help improve the overall co-ordination, cohesion, capability and leadership of search and rescue by working alongside the key organisations and individuals providing search and rescue services throughout New Zealand.

What's New?


Nominations for the 2016 NZSAR Awards close in late January.

Nomination forms and further information are available here.

2017 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference

24 May 2017, Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast
The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held on 24 May at Jupiters Hotel on the Gold Coast, Queensland and will again follow on from the Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference.

This Conference provides an opportunity to meet and network with a diverse range of skilled practitioners from Australia and New Zealand.

Abstract submissions for the 2017 Search and Rescue Conference are now open. Interested parties wishing to address delegates are invited to submit an abstract for either a 30 minute concurrent presentation or 15 minute presentation as part of a 90 minute forum. You may present a case study, industry updates, new initiative or project.

To submit your application please visit:


NZSAR Calendar

2016 Training Calendar

The 2016 SAR Calendar for training provided by Tai Poutini Polytechnic can be accessed on this link.



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Sunday, February 26, 2017