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.
Our 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. In 2018-19 LandSAR was involved in 320 Search and Rescue Operations (SAROPS) deploying 3,046 trained volunteers assisting 684 people whose lives were at risk, committing a combined 131,540 volunteer hours to Search and Rescue activities.
From a donor in 2019:
“A world class and professional service. Thank you for the generosity, kindness and care provided by the wonderful volunteers at LandSAR, and for keeping us safe in the outdoors.”