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10 questions with Belinda Slement

Belinda is the National Education Manager for Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ), and a long-term volunteer with the Wainui Surf Life Saving Club and the Gisborne SAR Squad.

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The YSAR GIS programme

Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) is supporting the next generation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users.

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Kaihautū Leaders and Chief Executives Hui

Supporting relationship building and knowledge sharing between SAR agencies, recreational safety organisations, and iwi.

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Tiny lights near Tauranga

Teamwork, tenacity and technology came together for a successful outcome in the search for a teenager lost in the Bay of Plenty bush.

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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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