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Search & Rescue Resources

Search and Rescue ResourcesNLSAR have a hard working committee which over the last several years have led to an increase of resources through successful community grants and some sponsorship. This has included going throughout the community talking to and presenting a slideshow presentation which has resulted in purchase of some resource which include Swazi protective outdoor clothing, other hi-vis clothing, Garmin Mapping GPS’s, and a caravan.

It is still interesting to note that currently (Aug 2008), approx. 99% of the specialist cliff/cave rescue squad members gear is personally owned. This is an area, the committee are looking to address in the very near future.

Support from those organization listed on our ‘home’ and ‘donations’ pages are crucial to NLSAR effectiveness in search and rescue operations.

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Northland Search and Rescue Profile

Northland Land Search and Rescue [NLSAR] is a professional unpaid, not for profit, volunteer based group that provides specialist cliff face rescue and cave rescue teams who cover all of the Northland area, which stretches from Kaiwaka in the south to North Cape at the top of New Zealand, and provides a land search and rescue capability for the Lower Northland Police Area for all SAR Op’s within the Whangarei, Kaipara districts. NLSAR also provides additional Resources for Far North LSAR Group who attend Land/Bush Operation’s in Far North Police Area.

Omahuta Forest trio found safe and well. July 2009

Police are defending a Northland pig hunter who spent two bitterly cold nights lost in the bush with two children.

Specialist Cliff Rescue Team on SARINZ Vertical Rope rescue course APRIL 09

Northland Search and Rescue Cliff/Cave Rescue Team recently attended a Search and Rescue Institute New Zealand Vertical Rope Rescue course. This course is working towards a nationally recognized standard across technical rescue teams in the New Zealand Land SAR sector.

Cape Brett Challenge (Weekend) – April 2009 by Dave Yeo

Cape Brett Challenge (Weekend) – April 2009 by Dave Yeo.

The end of the working week was going to be a busy one with all of us meeting at Jenny’s house to head north for our day of making sure people were safe. I was told there was a runner down. A decision was made to call in NEST (‘Northland Emergency Services Trust’ Rescue Helicopter).

Mt Mania Rescue, 65 year old located safe and well APRIL 09

A 65 year old lady tramping with a friend in the My Mania reserve got separated after stopping for a rest. Locating the lost party around 03:00 hours tired but safe and well.

Landsar CEO Hyden SMITH visit to Whangarei confirmed for Thursday 19th March

Landsar CEO Hyden SMITH visit to Whangarei confirmed for Thursday 19th March. There is a general meeting for all Northland and Far North land search and rescue members to attend. North Island field officer Ian Newman is also visiting with Hyden.