Individuals, groups and entire organisations are eligible for nomination, based on the key criteria to ‘have made a significant contribution to search and rescue in the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region during that year or over a sustained period’.
There are two categories of SAR related activity covered by the NZSAR Awards:
There are two levels of recognition for each category in the NZSAR Awards programme.
If, in the opinion of the NZSAR Council, there is no nomination of sufficiently high standard to qualify, a decision may be made not to present a Gold Award or Certificate for any given year.
Documents relating to the NZSAR Awards.