Heli rescue


FAREWELL 2018 LandSAR Newsletter 2018

Well, that was 2018! Here at LandSAR we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the year that’s been.

It’s been a year filled with some highs, and some lows. And it’s time now for us to recognise those moments that have made up a memorable twelve months.

We’d like to say thank you to everyone whose support, endurance, attitude and goodwill has contributed to the running of our organisation this year. We simply couldn’t do the work we do without you all.

We have pulled together this fantastic end-of-year newsletter LandSAR Newsletter 2018 which pays homage to a few special moments of the year, as well the connections we have with both our volunteers and our working partners.

Become a Friend of LandSAR

Become a Friend of LandSAR today and help us provide search and rescue support for the lost, missing and injured tomorrow.

This exciting new concept which will allow you to become part of our team should be launched shortly.

“Early in May this year I was rescued on Mt Isobel in hanmer by a group of awesome people just like you and I who set out on a crappy winter night determined to find me and a friend before leaving the mountain. Drenched and freezing cold, out of daylight I had to hunker down for around 6 long hours before being found. I don’t think I would have been alive to walk out in the morning had I not been found. These volunteers were calming and professional and got me to safety (which ironically was only a couple of hundred metres away) Thanks so much team, you are amazing. Glad to be alive.”


LandSAR is the 3rd most trusted charity in New Zealand. Source : Reader’s Digest ‘Most Trusted Brands’ -July 2016.

Your donations can be received via:


Give A LittleGivealittle, which is owned by the Spark Foundation, offers a free, safe and easy way to make online donations to New Zealand charities. Spark take a small fee before passing your donation on to us.
Here’s a testimonial dated 4 July 2015 from a donor
“I owe my life to LandSAR. It was a long and hard walk for them to rescue my group
in the Tararua Ranges but their kindness, humour, support and professionalism were amazing.
I know that I would not be here without them. Thank you”

Direct Credit

Account Name: New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Incorporated
Bank: ASB
Account No: 12-3191-0046063-02


Post your donation cheque payable to:
New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Incorporated
PO Box 13182
Christchurch 8141


Remember Land Search and Rescue when you are making your will.

Payroll Giving

You can to donate to LandSAR directly from your pay if your employer supports this scheme and files their deductions electronically with the Inland Revenue (IRD). With payroll giving you get an immediate tax rebate for one third of your donation. For example, if you donate $15 to LandSAR through payroll giving, your take home pay will reduce by only $10.  You can find out more about it on the IRD website.
Go to the IRD payroll giving page.

Donations over $5 (other than payroll giving above) are tax deductible and we are happy to send you a receipt on request. We are a voluntary organisation registered as a charity under the Charities Act 2005; number CC 11286 www.charities.govt.nz.