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10 questions with … Phoebe Fang

A mishap in the mountains led to Phoebe Fang volunteering for LandSAR, which in turn led to paid employment in emergency management and public health.

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Searching for wanderers

The number of New Zealanders with a cognitive impairment is forecast to treble by 2050 – meaning the SAR sector can expect a significant increase in searches for those with…

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Major upgrade to Wellington maritime radio coverage

Coastguard Central Region and Amateur Radio Emergency Communications work together to vastly improve coverage in the Harbour and in Cook Strait.

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New beacons and SENDs guideline available

The NZSAR Beacons and Satellite Emergency Notification Devices Guideline aims to support suppliers, retailers, hire agencies and all end users of beacons and SENDS.

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Markers on Mauao

A new rescue marker system allows the local surf club and other SAR agencies to respond faster and more efficiently to incidents at ‘The Mount’.

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Search Scenarios #2

The following scenarios are based on the Marine IMTEX section of our START training programme. These scenarios can be used in training sessions for operational SAR agencies.

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An open letter from Water Safety NZ

Water Safety NZ CEO Daniel Gerrard has penned an open letter to Kiwi men. "No one is planning to become ‘That Guy’ but it’s now or never to make a…

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Fishermen drowning in our inland waters

11 Fishermen have drowned in the last 20 years.

Wearing a tight belt over your waders and an inflatable life jacket are two key ways to stay safer when inland fishing. 

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Surf Life Saving NZ National Search and Rescue Summit

Operational debriefs and lesson management were key themes of the three-day summit in Dunedin, which included a multi-agency marine SAREX.

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10 questions with Nicole Brooke

Nicole has been involved as a LandSAR volunteer since she was a teenager, and now flies search and rescue missions for the Defence Force in their NH90 helicopters.

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