Biennial Hui

The NZ Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) National Hui occurs every two years.

A hui is defined as:
1. (verb) (-a) to gather, congregate, assemble, meet.
2. (noun) gathering, meeting, assembly, seminar, conference.

Our national hui is a time to come together, to share learnings, case studies, new ideas, updates and suggestions.  It is an opportunity to interact with other LandSAR members and benchmark yourself against others nationally.

The 2023 event was 3-5 March at Blue Skies, North Canterbury.
The details of the next event are still to be confirmed.  Notionally this will be in the North Island in 2025. 
Stay tuned for details.

Presentations from the 2023 Hui will be uploaded into the members area of the LandSAR portal, under Training, National Events.

Blue Skies Venue


Blue Skies
12 Williams Street, Kaiapoi
North Canterbury 7630

Located 15 minutes north of Christchurch airport, Blue Skies is set in 7ha of park like grounds at the northern end of Kaiapoi. With 200 beds plus campsites, a range of classroom spaces, and easy access to outdoor environments such as the onsite rock and abseil tower or the Waimakariri River, we believe this convenient location will make for a fantastic conference.


To view or print the conference programme and worskshop details for this years National Hui, please click the PDF links below.

Programme Overview 2023

Programmme Workshops 2023

Roadshow Events

Download the roadshow flyer for more information.

Tue 7 March, Cromwell. Start 1900.
Venue: Lake Dunstan Boat Club, Partridge Road.

Thur 9 March, Wellington. Start 1900. 
Venue: Hutt Valley High School Staff Room

Fri 10 March, Cancelled

Sun 12 March, Rotorua. Start 1830.
Venue: Deer Stalkers Club, Neil Hunt Park, Lynmore.

Tues 14 March, Whangārei. Start 1900.
Venue: Hatea Room, Whangārei Theatre.