Search and Rescue

SAR module already proving its worth

SAR module already proving its worth

A new $150,000 search and rescue forward command unit that is expected to save lives across North Otago was officially revealed to the public at the weekend.

Dunedin team found to be winner

Dunedin team found to be winner

Assessor Lance Nicholas (left) poses with the winners of the 2013 Tautuku Cup for land-based search and rescue, a Dunedin LandSAR team made up of (from second left) Nick Wells, Dave Robertson, Juliette Parsons, Shanna Clyne, Stefan Prost, John Gilbert and Sonia Evers (front), on Stewart Island at the weekend.

South tops SAR costs

South tops SAR costs

The Southern region has cost the New Zealand Police and outside resources more than any other province for search and rescue operations in the past financial year.

Teams of trackers set off in search scenario competition

Teams of trackers set off in search scenario competition

Two teams of the country's top rescue trackers headed into the hills around Dunedin yesterday as part of what is believed to be the first competition of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Dunedin search and rescue ends in arrest

Dunedin search and rescue ends in arrest

A search and rescue operation on hills near Dunedin on Saturday ended with the arrest of the search subject.

Lions makes up council shortfall for unit

Lions makes up council shortfall for unit

Raising efforts to provide North Otago Search and Rescue with a new forward command unit this week reached the halfway point, despite the Waitaki District Council's refusal to contribute financially towards the purchase.

Need for unit evident: SAR

Need for unit evident: SAR

The week-long extensive search for missing Dunedin man David Palmer has highlighted the need for a new command unit for North Otago Search and Rescue, a $150,000 project started last year, the organisation's vice-chairman says.

LandSAR plea in wake of national park deaths

LandSAR plea in wake of national park deaths

In the wake of the two recent fatalities in Mt Aspiring National Park, national volunteer search and rescue organisation LandSAR New Zealand is urging trampers, hunters and climbers going into the back country this summer to do all they can to help rescuers find them in an emergency.

Two callouts for SAR

Search and rescue teams were called to two separate events in North Otago on Wednesday night.

Canyon rescue earns Wanaka duo national award

Canyon rescue earns Wanaka duo national award

"Reluctant heroes" Lionel Clay and Davie Robinson, of Wanaka, have received national recognition for their part in a search and rescue operation in April.

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