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NZSAR Awards 2016

On Wednesday 10 May 2017 Hon Tim Macindoe, Associate Minister of Transport, hosted the NZSAR Awards for 2016 in the Banquet Hall,  Parliament Buildings, Wellington.
The Gold Award for Operational Activity was presented to Ray Burge from Coastguard Northern region. The Gold Award for Support Activity was presented to Ian Coard from Coastguard Riverton.
Seven Certificates of Achievement for Operational Activity, and five Certificates of Achievement for Support Activity, were also presented to worthy recipients during the ceremony.
The full citations of all the award recipients can be read here.

NZSAR Awards 2015

On Tuesday 24 May 2016 Hon Craig Foss, Associate Minister of Transport, hosted the NZSAR Awards for 2015 in the Grand Hall,  Parliament Buildings, Wellington.
The Gold Award for Operational Activity was presented to three members of LandSAR Nelson, Silvano Lorandi, Mika Verheul and Richard Walker. The Gold Award for Support Activity was presented to Delanie Halton from WanderSearch Auckland Charitable Trust.
Four Certificates of Achievement for Operational Activity, and four Certificates of Achievement for Support Activity, were also presented to worthy recipients during the ceremony.
The full citations of all the award recipients can be read 
here.

NZSAR Awards - 2014

On Tuesday 21 April 2015 their Excellencies The Governor-General, Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae, hosted the NZSAR Awards for 2014 at Government House in Wellington.
The Gold Award for Operational Activity was presented to five members of Surf Life Saving (Northern Region & Muriwai Lifeguard Service). The Gold Award for Support Activity was presented to Tony Groome from LandSAR Palmerston North.
Five Certificates of Achievement for Operational Activity, and five Certificates of Achievement for Support Activity, were also presented to worthy recipients during the ceremony.
In addition, a Certificate of Achievement Special Award was presented to 5 Squadron, RNZAF, for their participation in the international search for flight MH370.
The full citations of all the award recipients can be read here.
A copy of His Excellency's speech can be read here

NZSAR Awards - 2013

The NZSAR Awards for 2013 were held on 13 May 2014 in the Grand Hall at Parliament. Hon Michael Woodhouse, Associate Minister of Transport, presented the NZSAR Gold Award for Operational Activity to four members of South Westland Alpine Cliff Rescue.
Five Certificates of Achievement for Operational Activity, and two Certificates of Achievement for Support Activity, were also presented to worthy recipients during the ceremony.
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NZSAR Awards - 2012

The NZSAR Awards for 2012 were held on 7 May 2013 in the Grand Hall at Parliament. Hon Michael Woodhouse, Associate Minister of Transport, presented the NZSAR Gold Award to a crew from the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust.
Five NZSAR Certificates of Achievement were also presented to worthy recipients during the ceremony.
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NZSAR Awards - 2011

The NZSAR Awards for 2011 were held on 9 May 2012 in the Grand Hall at Parliament. Hon Simon Bridges, Associate Minister of Transport, presented the NZSAR Gold Award to a crew from the Hawke's Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust.
Four NZSAR Certificates of Achievement were also presented to worthy recipients during the ceremony.
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NZSAR Awards - 2010

The NZSAR Awards for 2010 were held on 13 May 2011 in the Grand Hall at Parliament. Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Transport, presented the NZSAR Gold Award to Captain Greg Lyall and the crew of the fishing vessel Amaltal Atlantis.
Four NZSAR Certificates of Achievement were also presented to worthy recipients during the ceremony.
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NZSAR Awards - 2009

The NZSAR Awards for 2009 were held on 21 April 2010 in the Grand Hall at Parliament. Hon Nathan Guy, Associate Minister of Transport, presented the NZSAR Gold Award to a crew from the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust. 
Five NZSAR Certificates of Achievement were also presented to worthy recipients during the ceremony.
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NZSAR Awards - 2008

The NZSAR Awards for 2008 were held on 13 May 2009 in the Grand Hall at Parliament. Hon Steven Joyce, the Minister of Transport, presented the NZSAR Gold Award to John McLellan of Moeraki.
NZSAR Certificates of Achievement were awarded to Senior Constable Barry Shepherd, Graeme Harvey, Hendry De Waal, John Funnell and Kevin O'Sullivan.
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NZSAR Awards - 2007

The NZSAR awards for 2007 were held on 10 April 2008 in the Grand Hall at Parliament. The Minister of Transport and Police presented the NZSAR Gold Award to Lilah Foote, Rebekah Gee and Briar Macken.
An NZSAR Certificate of Achievement was awarded to to the team of ‘Operation Brewer’.
The International Maritime Organisation Bravery Award was re-presented to Brett Churcher.
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NZSAR Awards - 2003

The 2003 Award was made to Mount Cook (Aoraki) Alpine Rescue Team in recognition of their outstanding performance and contribution to search and rescue in New Zealand.
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NZSAR Awards - 2001

LandSAR had the pleasure of nominating AREC for the National SAR Award, for their long commitment to Search and Rescue in New Zealand, not only Land SAR, but assistance with Marine and Class III searches as well. It was gratifying that AREC was the ultimate recipient of this Award.
After a number of attempts to schedule a presentation ceremony, the date of Friday 1 Feb was finally selected. The Marine Safety Authority hosted the event in their building in Featherston Street in Wellington.
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