NZ SAR Structure

The NZ Search and Rescue sector is made up of many diverse organisations and entities that operate to provide NZ's operational response capability.

This video resource explains how the SAR sector is structured in New Zealand, as well as the roles and responsibilities of those in the SAR sector.

More modules

  • SAR Coordination and Support

    • Cospas-Sarsat

      The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme is a satellite-based search and rescue (SAR) distress alert detection and information distribution system, best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and backcountry hikers in distress.

    • The Rescue Coordination Centre

      The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand is responsible for coordinating all Category II search and rescue operations within the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region.

    • NZ SAR Resource Database

      This presentation shows you how to locate and contact suitable SAR assets using the SAR Resource Data Base. Participants in the On Scene Coordinators training course will use this Database as part of their scenario work.