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TRAINING CALENDAR Wakatipu SAR 2011
Attached is a new training calendar. Mark the dates in your diary now!
South Island Land SAR DOGS TRAINING CAMP Glenorchy 3rd - 6th March 2011
Another year is gone so it's time for the South Island LandSAR Dogs Training Camp, held in Glenorchy again.
More than 20 dog teams will test their skills in various terrain conditions of the Head of Lake Wakatipu area.
For more information or an option to be a helper contact
Basic Survival Course with our very own Pete Henderson
The Mountain Safety Council runs a ONE DAY BASIC SURVIVAL COURSE
- on Saturday 21st August 2010
- at the Wakatipu gun club
- with Peter Henderson (teaching)
Anyone interested can enroll via the
New OUTDOOR UPDATE
Check out the left side bar for DOC track updates - Mt Aspiring National Park.
Wakatipu SAR group on FACEBOOK
SAR COURSES UPDATE
Below is the calendar of SAR courses as on 1. 3. 2010: TCA
20. - 21. March 2010 Advanced Rope Rescue
3. – 10. May 2010 Search Methods
15. -16. May 2010 Alpine Search
28. – 29. May 2010 Tracking
2. – 3. October 2010
South Island LandSAR Dogs Training Camp GLENORCHY 2010
The South Island LandSAR Dogs Training Camp brings 30 SAR dog handlers with 24 dogs from around the whole South Island. Glenorchy area has been chosen for the great variety of terrain such as river bed, tussock land, bush and farm land which simulate the live search situation. More information right below:
Article in the FETCH! magazine
A brand new "doggy" magazine called FETCH! (same publisher as The NZ Wilderness) has been launched with its first issue featuring SAR Air Scenting dogs.
After SAREX echoes.
Hi To All of Wakatipu SAR Once again a bit thank you for allowing some Southland members to be involved in your SAREX I hope we can return the favour in March when we have ours in Te Anau. I was very impressed by the level of organisation, professionalism and the use of dog teams in your exercise. There were a number of things we picked up on and will feed back to Southland SAR which we think worked well and that we could adopt in Southland. It was invaluable for use as we try and establish the new Southland SAR in line with the national program. I hope we can continue to have some cross over and maybe in the future organise some day/weekend exercise around the Kingston/Nokamai/nevis area handy to both teams. Big thank
Sally Chesterfield - Project Manager Awarua Wetlands
Department of Conservation