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Search and Rescue ranks #2 in Public Sector Reputation Index

Yesterday, research agency Verian released the results of its 2024 Public Sector Reputation Index survey. The survey asked 3541 New Zealanders to rank 58 public service agencies on trust, social responsibility, leadership, and fairness.

We are very pleased to let you know that Search and Rescue has been ranked #2 in the survey (and congratulations to Fire and Emergency NZ for topping the list).

This impressive ranking reflects on the high level of trust and confidence that New Zealanders have in our search and rescue system, and the over 11,000 people who make up our search and rescue sector – 89 percent of whom are volunteers.

"I believe this recognition is for all our sector organisations and all our people, volunteer or paid as we, Search and Rescue, are the sum of our many parts,"  said Duncan Ferner, NZSAR Secretariat Director.

The results of this survey acknowledges our collective and collaborative work to keep people safe, to locate them when they need to be found and rescue them when it is required.


More information about the survey is available from Verian:


Images from across our SAR sector: supplied


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