search and rescue

Ahoy there, Coastguard

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's taken 11 years and a few battles, but Coastguard Queenstown is finally ready to open its new base. The official opening for the Coastguard Queenstown Marine Rescue Centre’s planned for tonight — organisers were busy last week...

Heads-up for adventure trip

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown-founded charity’s helping local kids attend the national final of an adventure sports challenge. Having won the regional Get2Go Challenge in September, eight Year 9 Wakatipu High students are off to the Hillary Outdoors education centre on...

Best buds, top dog

Glenorchy's Vladka Kennett and her sidekick Zara the labrador are over the moon after ticking off another achievement at a recent search and rescue camp. The pair spent last weekend at Cardrona, taking part in the National LandSAR Avalanche Dogs...
A French tourist found safe in Fiordland after a search and rescue operation of more than 12 hours is lucky to have avoided serious injury or worse, police say. Sergeant Tod Hollebon, of Te Anau, says the 20-year-old man went...
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