The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council has established the NZSAR Awards as an annual national award programme to recognise worthy achievements in the field of search and rescue in the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region.
Nominations for the 2023 NZSAR Awards are open, and will close on 31 January 2024.
The 2023 Awards are for operations and support activities during the 2023 calendar year.
Early nominations are encouraged and appreciated. You can make a nomination using our online form, or download a form from the documents at the bottom of this page.
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.