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?
ANZSAR Conference, 14 June 2019

The Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference will be held 14 June 2019 at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland. The theme for the 2019 conference is SAR Never Sleeps – Past, Present and Future of Search and Rescue. This year’s presentation topics include; search & rescue, SAR communication and technology, resilience, health & wellbeing, training, leadership & decision making and lessons learnt.

View the 2019 Search & Rescue Conference Programme Here

NZSAR Strategic Plan

The New Zealand Search and Rescue Strategic Plan for 2017-20 is available here.

NZSAR Calendar


The 2019 Tai Poutini Polytechnic SAR Training calendar is available here.

The calendar for courses delivered by LandSAR is available in the member area of the LandSAR website.


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Saturday, April 20, 2019