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By: Wakatipu Sar  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Weather Forecast


03/11/2011 03.31pm

Due to poor weather forecast the REGIONAL SAREX 4-5-6 NOVEMBER



Team Leader course at Borlin Lodge 15th-17th of November

01/11/2011 02.50pm

Hi All,

Sally Chesterfield from Southland LandSAR advises that there are a few vacancies on a SARINZ Active Team Leaders course to be held at Borlin (hopefully the correct spelling) Lodge near Manapouri from the 15th to 17th of November.

Those that have attended this course recommend it highly.
The course needs a couple people to make it viable so please pass this message on to your Members. This course has nothing to do with LandSAR.

There will be a cost to attendees estimated at $150 all up (Not including travel)


01/10/2011 03.25pm

Regional SAREX to be held in Greenstone/Caples Area. This will be a multi-day, multi-agency SAREX involving the RNZAF and members from SAR Groups around the region.

Ziptrek's fantastic donation

18/09/2011 01.34pm

A great news - the

is going to donate to Wakatipu SAR group!!!

The company's Marketing Manager Nicky Busst confirmed that their charitable donations for Ziptrek Locals Day in Queenstown on Saturday 8th October would go to Wakatipu LandSAR. "We are anticipating in excess of 200 people on the day and will be giving $10 from every person that books. We're thrilled to be working with yourselves and donating the money to such a worthwhile cause." says Nicky.

Many thanks!!!

Below you can find the poster for Ziptrek Local Days.

Donation from Pure Adventure

05/09/2011 02.39pm

A mysterious cheque of $400 has arived to our mail box recently and we could not allocate the sender.

Thank you very much, the money will be used appropriately!!!

Suburban Search Course Roxburgh 20-21 August

20/07/2011 02.33pm

Suburban Search deals with methods, planning, categories and systems for searching in the urban environment.

Each year 13000 people are reported missing to the Police and most cases are resolved within 48 hours…. But what about the others?

When we are called out to help search and a residential area – are we ready with the knowledge of where to look and what hazards or possible hiding places we will confront? This course will give you the knowledge to effect better search methods and an understanding of where to look and why.


13/07/2011 12.58pm

Please find the LandSAR Roadshow schedule in PDF below. Should you wish to attend the one in ALEXANDRA on Sunday, 31st July, please let know

Robert needs to know immediately so he can update your details accordingly - so you are filed as a LandSAR member - then you will:

- be entitled to an ID Card

- get various discounts negotiated for LandSAR members

- have insurance cover (in case of an accident whilst on a SAROP)

Brent MacDonald's Award

04/05/2011 12.12pm

Successful LandSAR DOGS Training Camp in Glenorchy

04/05/2011 11.35am

The weekend of 14th - 17th April 2011 was dedicated to another

South Island LandSAR  Dogs Training Camp in Glenorchy

. How did the event go? Read the new issue of the LandSAR dogs bulletin below with the Report from the camp! A photogallery can be found


Another Committee Meeting Minutes

04/05/2011 11.34am

Look for the new Minutes (under the MEMBERS LOGIN - you have to be logged in)

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Weather Forecast

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Welcome to Wakatipu Search and Rescue Group Queenstown, New Zealand

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. 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.


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