New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Inc. (LandSAR) is
the national volunteer organisation within New Zealand providing land search and rescue services to the Police and public of New Zealand.
New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Incorporated (LandSAR) was established as an incorporated society in 1994. Our volunteers operate in suburban, urban, wilderness and rural areas including regional and forest parks, shorelines and caves.
LandSAR is one of the top 5 most trusted charities in New Zealand. Source : Reader’s Digest ‘Most Trusted Brands’ survey released on 27 July 2015.
These unpaid professionals offer their specialist search and rescue skills free to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the New Zealand Police and the Rescue Coordination Centre. From July 2014 to June 2015 they donated nearly 20,000 hours to rescue operations and spent over 76,000 hours training for rescue operations.