New Zealand Land Search & Rescue (LandSAR) is the national volunteer organisation which provides free land search and rescue services.
To sum up the commitment that our volunteers gave to the lost, the missing and the injured through Search and Rescue and Civil Defence across New Zealand in the past year:
* There were a total of 291 Search and Rescue Operations across New Zealand
* 2,551 volunteers were involved in these operations, both at a Police led level and a Rescue Coordination Centre NZ led level
* Our volunteers gave up 20,632 hours of their time to the Operations alone, not including the LandSAR training they complete in their own time on top of their personal work and family life
*1,086 people were brought home to their loved ones safely
The impact of this number of lives being saved is huge. Countless families, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and friends have been spared the heartache and loss that they would have experienced if they had lost a loved one.
None of this would be possible without the goodwill and generosity we receive from the public. Your support helps us fund accredited training programmes, ongoing operational expenses and essential equipment purchases.
We provide expert Search and Rescue (SAR) services free of charge to members of the public, who are lost or missing in suburban, urban, wilderness and rural areas, shorelines, and caves throughout New Zealand.