All of our services are provided free of charge to lost, missing or injured.
We are entirely staffed by volunteers, who give up their free time to train and administrate the group.
When someone needs their assistance, they drop whatever they are doing, and go to help. For some, this means a loss of income. For most, if not all, this means giving up time with their family, whanau and friends.
Equipment needs to be replaced regularly, so that we can operate safely.
The search and rescue profession, like everything else, is becoming increasingly complex and uses technology to support the operational planning and management, as well as communications and improved accuracy in the field. This technology requires licences, regular updates and occasionally replacement.
The training and equipment required to provide assistance to the lost, missing and injured is expensive, and we rely upon donations and fund raising to continue to operate. We are extremely grateful to donors, sponsors and benefactors for their generosity, without which we would be unable to operate.
Alternatively, you can make a deposit in our bank account. The account number is 03-1355-0544079-00. We bank with SBS.
Thank you for your support. Without your assistance and generosity we would be unable to operate.