Each year, excellence in search and rescue is formally recognised at the New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Awards
The Awards acknowledge the dedication, achievements and sacrifices made by paid professionals and volunteers involved throughout the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region.
On the evening of Tuesday 17 May 2022, His Excellency, Dr Richard Davies presented the 2021 New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards at Government House.
The awards ceremony was recorded and is available to view on the NZSAR YouTube Channel
The Gold Award for Operational Activity was presented to West Coast Police SAR Squad, Christchurch Police SAR Squad, South Westland LandSAR, Hokitika LandSAR, Methven LandSAR, Aoraki/Mt Cook Alpine Rescue Team, The Helicopter Line – Mt Cook, Precision Helicopters, GCH Aviation Rescue Helicopter, for the rescue of a tramper near Mungo Pass on 23-27 February 2021.
The Gold Award for Support Activity was presented to Alan Doy for his commitment to search and rescue and Taranaki LandSAR.
Four Certificates of Achievement for Operational Activity, and four Certificates of Achievement for Support Activity, were also presented to worthy recipients during the ceremony.