Our Values

Commitment
We give 100% effort to the task at hand and complete it to the best of our ability.
Initiative
We do not wait to be asked and in our decisions and actions we are accountable.
Comradeship
The member is the group and the group is the member.
Humour
We see the humour in all adversity that we may face.
Humility
None of us shall see him or herself above the needs of the group.

Mission Statement

Hamilton SAR Group provides highly competent and operationally focused teams
that are well led, trained and equipped.

Committee Updated

Michael Bland
Chariman
Matt Hassard
Operations Coordinator
E snapperassasin@xtra.co.nz
Gin Peck
New Member Coordinator
E ninandnim@xtra.co.nz
Dave Pitchford
Police Rep
Barry Were
YSAR Liaison
Russell Lamb
Administrator
Gilbert Southworth
Treasurer
Jake Crosby
Comms & Media

Last Months Meeting

  • Was at Extreme Edge
  • The AGM was held

This Months Meeting

  • Will be at Extreme Edge again
  • Navigation exercise - bring your compass.
  • Amy will have Banff mountain film festival tickets ($15 cash).
  • New Petzl Nao headlight demo.

Monthly Training

This months training will be on the last Thursday of June, the 28th. It will be on the south or east side of Hamilton. More details once they are finalised.

Reminders

Availability

  • If you are going away: Contact Gin with the dates you are unavailable.
  • If you are unable to attend a training: Contact Matt Hassard.
  • If you are unable to attend a meeting: Contact Gin or a committee member.

Pager Test Message

Reminder for all those members with pagers. The first of every month a test message is sent out to ensure your pager is operational, if you do not receive this message you should contact Matt.

Personal Details

Contact Russell if there are any changes to your contact details so the callout list is updated. Change of email address also needs to be passed on to Jake for the newsletter.


From the Chair new

We will be beginning a new feature in the newsletter "From the Chair", a message from our new Chairman, Michael Bland. The purpose of this section is to update members on the work the committee is doing. I'll email this months message when it's ready, in a few days.

Raglan Combined Exercise New

The Combined Exercise with Raglan Coastguard is on the 18th and 19th of August. This will be an overnight exercise practicing our core SAR skills with lost parties.

Going away? Reminder

Remember to let Gin know if you will be away for a few days or more and unable to to respond to callouts.

Media and speaking engagments Reminder

Please remember that if you are asked to speek to a group or the media about SAR you should speak to the committee first. We need to be aware of publicity the group is getting and manage the public image of the Hamilton SAR group.

For Sale

  • Backcountry ration packs – with breakfast, lunch, dinner and extras pack (tea, coffee, chocolate etc.). They are a bargain at $20. Remember – these are sold to our group at this special rate on the understanding that they will only be used during SAREXs or SAR Operations.
  • Hamilton SAR cloth badge, $6.00 contact Russell
  • Whistles – Bright and Loud, $12 contact Barry

Discounts for Members

  • R&R Sport – 25% Ask for Wayne Addison.
  • Trek 'n' Travel – 20%
  • Bivouac Outdoor – 20%
  • Macpac Hamilton – up to 30%
  • Torpedo 7 – 10% Email Barry for discount code.
  • Kathmandu – Free summit club membership
  • Mountain Designs – 25% off Mountain Designs Products, 20% off others

Online Calendar New

For all those who use an computer or smartphone based calendar the HSAR calendar is now available in iCal and XML format.

It is also on the website at hsar.org.nz/calendar/

Tracking Course Canceled New

The Tracking course at Te Kauri on July 21 and 22 has had to be canceled. Unfortunately we were did not get a grant to fund SARINZ to run it and TPP don't have enough tutors.

The TCA course will still go ahead through TPP as will The First Aid and Search Methods courses in August.

Suburban search has been postponed until June next year.

Banff Film Festival

Once again the Alpine Club is running the Banff Film Festival on July 21. I've seen a couple of the films and really recommend you check it out.

Tickets are on sale from Trek N Travel and R&R Sport in Hamilton now. They are normally $20, however we have been told we can get them for $15 (SAR discount). It's best to take cash as it goes direct to NZAC.

Amy will be bringing a number of tickets and a list of films to the meeting on Monday night so if you would like to purchase them at the meeting bring $15 cash.

See bit.ly/Lfhfs8 for more info.

Note: this is the Saturday night of the TCA course at Te Kauri Lodge.

Callouts

Ronnie Fong - Hunua Ranges. Assisting Auckland SAR to search for a tramper who was lost for three nights before walking out to a road on his own. Article

A 41 year old hunter who left from the Waipapa dam on Monday the 2nd of July. The dam manager noticed the card had been at the dam overnight and one dog had returned to it. Taupo SAR searched Tuesday and called Hamilton and other groups in to help on Wednesday. His pack, gun and were found 2km upstream from the dam and police divers found his body submerged nearby. Article

Young family (two kids, 3 and 9) at Waiorongomai on Saturday July 14th. Lost the track and tried to follow the river downstream but found it impassable. Called 111 and 8 HSAR members responded. Gavin, Graeme and Gemma located the lost party just after 10pm, in the river down from the top of the New Era Branch. Lost party were warmed up while other members joined to assist with evacuation. After a very steep climb out of the river they followed the track back to the carpark, ariving about 2:30am.

Graeme & Gemma in the community New

Graeme Hill has been invited to speak to several organisations recently.

  • St Peter church social club.
  • Waikato Junats club.
  • Waikato district council.
  • Rotary breakfast meeting.

Graeme gives an overview of SAR nationally, Hamilton SAR and the search dogs group. He also talks about and introduces Gemma.

LandSAR Conference 2012

Friday 16 – Sunday 18 November at Bayview Wairakei Resort, Taupo

We are pleased to announce the confirmation of two key speakers at this year’s LandSAR conference:

• Allison Mooney – People Interpreter
• Dr Dave Baldwin – NZ’s very own Flying Doctor

These speakers are Kiwis, who have been chosen to cover topics and general interest areas which we think will be enjoyed by everyone attending the conference.

We are currently researching searches/and or rescues which have occurred in the last 2-3 years which we can use as case studies for discussion. We are hoping that in some cases the lost party will also be able to attend, which will enable us all to gain some insight into their perspective of the search experience.

If you have any great ideas for case studies, which you think would appeal to a wide range of SAR practitioners, please e-mail Karen Forsyth, Conference Manager at taupo@landsar.org.nz.

We are also well underway with planning for pre-conference events, which will be held from the Monday to the Thursday before the conference, and will be based in the National Park area, with accommodation available there.


From the Chair

Greetings all from your new Chairman, Michael Bland. I was installed into the position last month and feel very privileged to represent Hamilton Search and Rescue. Some of you will have met me at the recent AGM, but for those of you who were not there permit me to give you a brief potted history. I was born in North West England and moved to the Waikato in 2005, where I have been in various senior education and nursing positions since. In terms of the ‘outdoors’ I am a keen tramper and cyclist. I spent most of my youth climbing in the English Lake District and since moving to NZ have enjoyed many moments in the best the north island has to offer.

I came into the role of Chairman to provide strategic leadership to the group building on the work that the committee has been doing over the past couple of years. I am grateful to Elton for his leadership and direction steering the group and more recently Gin holding the reigns before my appointment.

So having attended the recent AGM and a formal committee meeting I am getting a sense of some of the challenges that face us all in the future. I am certainly confident that the committee is committed to providing the necessary leadership to sustain Hamilton SAR with the reputation it has built up over the past decade or so believing that the necessary skills within the committee exist and will enable us to continue to grow and develop.

In providing this brief report, I intend to do this each month, to give members open transparent feedback to the activity of the committee and the direction we are taking in supporting you the member to better achieve our purpose; competent, skilled members to provide public safety to those people requiring our assistance and care.

Straight from the AGM and the last committee meeting it was great to bring Jake into an executive position and the committee is working with Jake to exploit his talents in providing a strategic portfolio around media and communications. I know you will support me in welcoming Jake to this position and also the other strengths that I know he will bring to the committee.

Many of you will be aware of the valuable work that commenced over the past year through Elton’s work in providing a strategic plan. I congratulate Elton and the committee on this work and I have charged the whole committee that this piece of work needs to be our central piece of work over the coming year (including the new portfolio held by Jake). I intend to report back as we progress this work.

This weekend I joined a number of members: Matt, Elton, Bruce, Tim, Jake ( and JT who joined us for Jake's mulled wine on the Saturday night) on our first SAREX 1 this year. It was a great weekend, not dampened by the rain that started on Sunday morning and never relented. I had put my boots on and made my commitment to SAR along with two new members Blair and Lorna. So over the coming weeks expect to see and welcome Blair and Lorna as you come across them.

As I said at the AGM, I have given myself 3-4 months to meet as many of you as possible. Don’t expect me to say much, I am in listening mode, getting a sense of what is important to you and where Hamilton SAR is and should be in the future.

So I’ll sign off and hope to see many of you in the coming months. Take care.

Blandy


For a Laugh

A Scotsman walks into the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street, Central London and asks for the manager. He tells the manager that he is going to Australia on business for two weeks and needs to borrow £5,000.

The manager tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan, so Hamish hands over the keys and documents of new Ferrari parked on the street in front of the bank. He produces the Log Book and everything checks out. The manager agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

The bank's General Manager and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the rough looking Scotsman for using a £120,000 Ferrari as collateral against a £5000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the Ferrari into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, Hamish returns, repays the £5,000 and the interest, which comes to £15.41. The manager says, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multi millionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow "£5,000"?

Hamish replies: "Where else in London can I park my car for two weeks for only £15.41 and expect it to be there when I return:"

Calendar

The calendar is now available at hsar.org.nz/calendar. This will be keep up to date so you can refer to it at any time.

July 2012
All course dates are provisional
9th Meeting Committe Meeting Hamilton
14th - 15th Training Mini SAREX 1 Pirongia
15th Course Outdoor First Aid: Revalidation (MSC) Tauranga
16th Meeting July Meeting Hamilton
21st - 22nd Course Tracking Te Kauri Park canceled
21st - 22nd Course Track & Clue Awareness Te Kauri Park
25th Training TCA Practice Hamilton
28th - 29th Training LandSAR - Tracking Course - in association with dogs Central North Island
28th - 29th Course Training Coordinators Forum Waikato
August
All course dates are provisional
4th - 5th Course Field Continuation Turangi
13th Meeting Committe Meeting Hamilton
18th - 19th Event Raglan Combined Exercise Raglan new
20th Meeting August Meeting Hamilton
25th - 26th Course First Aid Te Kauri Park
25th - 26th Course Search Techniques Te Kauri Park
25th - 26th Course Training Coordinators Forum Lower North Island
30th Training TCA Practice Hamilton
September
All course dates are provisional
1st - 2nd Course Incident Management Training (IMTEX) Waikato
8th - 9th Event SAREX Taupo
8th - 9th Course Tracking Core Skills Coromandel new
10th Meeting Committe Meeting Hamilton
15th Course Tracking and Search Methods Refresher Scout Hut new
15th Event Kaimai Scout Hut Working Bee # 1 Scout Hut new
17th Meeting September Meeting Hamilton
22nd - 23rd Course Clue Processing Auckland
22nd - 23rd Course Managing Initial Response National Park
26th Training TCA Practice Hamilton
29th Course Outdoor First Aid: Revalidation (MSC) To be advised
29th - 30th Course Tracking Core Skills Taihape
October
All course dates are provisional
6th - 7th Course First Aid Taihape new
6th - 7th Course IMTEX Taranaki new
6th - 7th Course Search Techniques National Park
8th Meeting Committe Meeting Hamilton
13th - 14th Course Suburban Search Palmerston North
15th Meeting October Meeting Hamilton
18th Event National Coordinators Forum Central North Island area
24th Training Monthly Training Hamilton updated
26th - 28th Event YSAR Rogaine Event Kaimais
27th Event Kaimai Scout Hut Working Bee # 2 Scout Hut
November
All course dates are provisional
3rd - 4th Course Formal Search Planning National Park
4th Course Containment Course Tauranga new
8th Event Early Christmas Do 7:30pm Hamilton new
8th Meeting District SAR Meeting Hamilton new
9th - 11th Course Outdoor First Aid (MSC) Tauranga
10th - 11th Event SAREX Rotorua
10th - 11th Event SAREX Tauranga
10th - 11th Course Foundation Rope Rescue National Park
10th - 11th Course Tracking Core Skills Levin updated
12th - 16th Course Personal Rope Skills National Park
12th Meeting Committe Meeting Hamilton
16th Event LandSAR AGM Taupo
17th - 18th Event LandSAR Conference Taupo
19th Meeting November Meeting Hamilton
24th - 25th Event SAREX Napier
28th Event YSAR Awards Night Hamilton
29th Training Monthly Training Hamilton updated
December
All course dates are provisional
1st - 2nd Course Personal Rope Skills National Park
10th Meeting Committe Meeting Hamilton
February 2013
All course dates are provisional
11th Meeting Committee meeting Hamilton
15th - 17th Event SAREX Auckland
18th Meeting Monthly Meeting: Debrief Forms Hamilton updated
22nd - 24th Event SAREX Wanganui
22nd - 24th Event SAREX Gisborne
27th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton new
March
All course dates are provisional
1st - 2nd Training First Aid Te Kuiti canceled
9th - 10th Event Waikato SAREX Pureora State Forest Bennydale
9th - 10th Course Search Techniques Arataki (Waitakeres) new
11th Meeting Committee meeting Hamilton
16th - 17th Course Tracking Core Skills Whakatane new
18th Meeting Monthly Meeting: GPS Excercise Hamilton updated
23rd - 24th Course Foundation Ropes Turangi
23rd - 24th Course Tracking Core Skills Waihi
25th Meeting Mini SAREX 1 meeting for participants Hamilton
27th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
April
All course dates are provisional
5th - 6th Training Mini SAREX 1 Hamilton
8th Meeting Committee meeting Hamilton
13th - 14th Course Tracking Core Skills Auckland
15th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
20th - 21st Training IMTEX Tauranga
20th - 21st Training Rescue team training/selection Hamilton
24th Training Monthly Tracking: Wednesday Hamilton
27th - 28th Course CIMS4 Hamilton updated
May
All course dates are provisional
3rd - 5th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Pauanui
11th - 12th Course Tracking Core Skills Northland
11th - 12th Course Search Techniques Taihape
13th Meeting Committee meeting Hamilton
18th Course Field Refresher Tauranga
18th - 19th Training IMTEX Northland
20th Meeting Monthly Meeting, AGM: Fatigue of Searchers Hamilton
22nd - 27th Course Operational Tracking Team Leader ( Pre-requisites: at high level) North Island (TBA)
25th - 26th Training SAREX Tauranaga
25th - 26th Course Searching Suburban Environments Rotorua
25th - 26th Course Field Refresher Taupo new
30th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
June
All course dates are provisional
8th - 9th Course Tracking Core Skills Ngatahoa Lodge (Kaimais) updated
8th - 9th Course 5 Day Tracking Assessment North Island
14th - 16th Course Processing Wilderness Clues Kiwanis Lodge (Waitakeres)
15th - 16th Course Search Techniques Pauanui, Matataki Lodge
17th Meeting Monthly Meeting - AGM Hamilton
22nd Course One Day IMT Turangi
22nd - 23rd Course Searching Suburban Environment Whitianga canceled
26th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
29th - 30th Course Searching Suburban Environments Hamilton
29th - 30th Training IMTEX Palmerston North
29th - 30th Course Managing Initial Response Thames canceled
July
All course dates are provisional
13th Course Field Refresher Taupo new
13th Training Mini SAREX 1 Hamilton
15th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
20th Course First Aid Waihi updated
25th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
August
All course dates are provisional
2nd - 3rd Training Foundation Rope Rescue (Date indicative finalised by Dec) Thames new
2nd - 3rd Training Foundation Rope Rescue (Date indicative finalised by Dec) Thames new
2nd - 4th Course Tracking Core Skills Te Kauri Lodge
3rd - 4th Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Te Kauri Lodge
10th Course First Aid Rotorua
10th Meeting Group Trainer Forum Rotorua
16th - 18th Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Whitianga
16th - 18th Course Managing Initial Response OPC
19th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
23rd - 25th Course SAR Leadership Course Motutapu Island
24th Course First Aid Turangi
28th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
30th - 1st Course Search Techniques Hamilton
31st - 1st Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Whakatane canceled
31st Course First Aid Te Kauri Lodge
September
All course dates are provisional
4th - 8th Training Tracking Competition Dunedin
7th - 8th Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Wairoa
14th Course Field Refresher (Focusing on tracking, search methods, GPS and basic navigation in a journey type programme) Waikato
14th - 15th Event IMTEX BOP
16th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
21st - 22nd Course Search Techniques Thames
21st - 22nd Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Northland
25th Meeting Regional Training Meeting Morrinsville new
26th Training Monthly IMT: Thurs Hamilton new
26th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
October
All course dates are provisional
5th - 6th Course Foundation Rope Rescue Paeroa
5th Course Field Refresher Whitianga
12th - 13th Course Processing Wilderness Clues Whakarara (Hawkes bay)
18th - 21st Event Rogaine 2 - 36hr event Pirongia new
21st Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
29th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
30th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
November
All course dates are provisional
1st - 3rd Event Taranaki SAREX Waitaanga Forest - Nth Taranaki
9th Event Car Boot Sale - YSAR Fundraiser Hamilton new
9th Training One Day IMT Pauanui
16th Meeting LandSAR AGM Wellington
18th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
23rd - 24th Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Auckland canceled
23rd - 24th Course Processing Wilderness Clues Kaimai Hut updated
28th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
29th Training Mini SAREX 1 Hamilton
30th - 1st Course MSU Hamilton
30th Event Paws in the Park ( 1-4pm) Claudlands
December
All course dates are provisional
4th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
7th - 10th Course Arc GIS Hamilton
7th Event Christmas Do @ Matts place Hamilton
11th Event End Year Social - Police Hamilton
January 2014
All course dates are provisional
25th - 27th Event Auckland Anniversary Wkd NZ
29th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
February
All course dates are provisional
6th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
6th Event Waitangi Day NZ
16th Course First Aid Refresher Whakatane
17th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
21st - 23rd Course Action Orientated Team Leader Hamilton updated
27th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
March
All course dates are provisional
1st - 2nd Event District SAREX (Waikato) Hamilton
6th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
15th - 16th Event IMTEX Whakatane
17th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
22nd - 23rd Course Swift Water Awareness Taihape
22nd - 23rd Course Tracking Core Skills.............Tracking (1) Thames
26th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
29th - 30th Course Search Techniques Taupo
29th - 30th Course Operational Tracking Intro North Island updated
April
All course dates are provisional
3rd - 6th Event Easter NZ
3rd Training IMT - Training Hamilton
7th Meeting Committee meeting (NOTE: new timing) Hamilton updated
12th - 13th Course Search Techniques Rotorua new
12th Course First Aid Refresher Paeroa
14th Meeting Monthly Meeting (NOTE: new timing) Hamilton updated
18th - 21st Event Easter NZ
24th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton updated
25th Event ANZAC Day NZ
May
All course dates are provisional
3rd - 4th Course CIMS 4 Hamilton new
7th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
10th - 11th Course Tracking Core Skills................Tracking (1) Turangi
10th Course Field Refresher Tauranga
17th - 18th Course Search Techniques Waitomo
19th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
24th - 25th Event Regional IMTEX Kaimai Hut
24th - 25th Course Tracking Core Skills................................................Tracking (1) Rotorua
28th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
31st Event Queens Birthday Wkd (Sat) NZ
June
All course dates are provisional
1st - 2nd Event Queens Birthday Wkd (Sun - Mon) NZ
5th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
7th - 8th Course Searching Suburban Environment Taihape
7th - 8th Event District SAREX (BOP - Tauranga) Hamilton updated
12th - 16th Course Operational Tracking North Island
16th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
21st - 22nd Course Tracking in Wildnerness Environment........................Tracking (2) Tairua/Pauanui
21st - 22nd Course Searching Suburban Environment Rotorua
26th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
28th - 29th Training Mini SAREX 1 (12 hr) Pirongia
28th Training One Day IMT .....................................................DATE CHANGE Turangi Fire Station updated
28th - 29th Course Foundation Ropes (YSAR) Hamilton new
July
All course dates are provisional
5th - 20th Event School Break NZ
10th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
11th Event David & Jane Ellis - Founder of Earth Sea Sky National Park Primary School 19:00
12th - 13th Course Tracking in Wildnerness Environment........................Tracking (2) Taranga
13th - 13th Course First Aid Refresher Ruapehu
21st Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
26th - 27th Course Field Refresher Taupo
26th - 27th Course Tracking Core Skills (YSAR)......................................Tracking (1) Te Kauri updated
26th - 27th Course Tracking in Wilderness Environment (YSAR).............Tracking (2) Te Kauri updated
26th - 27th Course Searching Suburban Environment Whangamata
30th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
August
All course dates are provisional
2nd - 3rd Course Foundation Rope Rescue Thames
7th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
10th Course Field Refresher Rotorua
16th - 17th Course Tracking Core Skills........................................Tracking (1) Kaimai Hut canceled
18th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
28th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
September
All course dates are provisional
4th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
6th - 7th Course Search Techniques Coromandel
6th - 7th Event SAREX - Taupo Taupo
6th - 7th Course Search Techniques (YSAR) Te Kauri canceled
6th - 7th Course First Aid (YSAR) Te Kauri canceled
13th Course First Aid Refresher Waitomo Group
15th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
18th Meeting District Meeting (Training prog) Morinsville updated
20th - 21st Course Processing Wilderness Clue Sites...............................Tracking (3) Whakatane canceled
24th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
27th - 12th Event School Break NZ
27th - 30th Event School Break NZ
27th - 28th Course Field Refresher (Combined) Hamilton/Waitomo Group
October
All course dates are provisional
9th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
11th - 12th Course Processing Wilderness Clue Sites...............................Tracking (3) Tairua/Pauanui
15th - 16th Event NZ LandSAR Conference - Workshops Hamner Springs
17th Event NZ LandSAR Conference - AGM Hamner Springs
17th - 19th Event NZ LandSAR Conference Hamner Springs
18th - 19th Course Foundation Rope Rescue Whakatane
25th - 27th Event Labour Day Wkd NZ
November
All course dates are provisional
1st - 2nd Course Combined Search Team Central NI
6th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
7th - 9th Training Action Orientated Leadership Kaimai
8th Course First Aid Tauranga
8th - 9th Course First Aid Whangamata
29th - 30th Course MSU Hamilton
December
All course dates are provisional
10th Event District Meeting Hamilton
10th Event End Year Function Hamilton
January 2015
All course dates are provisional
24th - 26th Event Auckland Anniversary Wkd NZ
28th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
29th Training IMT - Training Hamilton updated
February
All course dates are provisional
6th Event Waitangi Day Hamilton
9th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
14th Course Rope Rescue Refresher Northland
16th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
21st - 22nd Event SAREX Tauranga new
21st - 22nd Course Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Whakatane canceled
21st - 22nd Event IMTEX Kaimai Hut
26th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
28th - 1st Course Swift Water Awareness Taupo
March
All course dates are provisional
5th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
7th - 8th Event District SAREX (Waikato) 995 Kauaeranga Valley Road updated
9th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
14th - 15th Course Search Techniques Ruapehu - Mangatepopo Camp School updated
14th - 15th Course Foundation Rope Rescue Tauranga
16th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
21st - 22nd Course Search Techniques Northland
25th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
27th - 29th Course Formal Search Planning Wellington new
29th Training First Aid Refresher Palmerston North
April
All course dates are provisional
2nd Training IMT - Training Hamilton
4th - 6th Event Easter NZ
4th - 19th Event School Break NZ
5th Event Daylight Saving ends NZ
11th - 12th Course Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Northland
13th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
18th - 19th Course Tracking Core Skills.......................................................Tracking (1) Auckland
18th - 19th Course Search Techniques Thames
20th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
25th Event ANZAC Day NZ
29th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
May
All course dates are provisional
2nd - 3rd Course Operational Tracking Intro North Island
6th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
9th - 10th Course Search Techniques Taranaki
9th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
9th - 10th Course Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Hawkes Bay
15th - 17th Course MTIR - Managing the Initial Response Kaimai Hut
18th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
23rd - 24th Event SAREX BOP - Tauranga
23rd - 24th Course Tracking Core Skills.......................................................Tracking (1) Pauanui updated
28th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
30th - 1st Course Rope Rescue Workshop - Specialists Wharepapa South
30th - 1st Event Queens Birthday wkd NZ
June
All course dates are provisional
1st Event Queens Birthday Wkd (Mon) NZ
4th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
6th - 7th Course Searching the Suburban Environment Tauranga
6th Training IMT - Incident Management Training - 1 day Turangi
8th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
13th - 14th Course Processing Wilderness Clue Sites...............................Tracking (3) Waitomo -Pureora Lions Lodge
15th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
18th - 19th Course Operational Tracking North Island
24th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
27th - 28th Course Search Techniques Rotorua
27th - 28th Course Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Taupo - Mangatepopo Camp School
July
All course dates are provisional
4th - 5th Course CIMS 4 Kaimai Scout Hut
4th - 19th Event School Break NZ
9th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
12th Course Field Refresher Waitomo
13th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
18th Event LandSAR AGM Wellington new
18th - 19th Course Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Kuaotuna
20th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
30th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
August
All course dates are provisional
1st Course Field Refresher - 1 Day Taupo
1st - 2nd Course Processing Wilderness Clue Sites...............................Tracking (3) Northland
2nd Course IMT - 1 Day Tauranga
6th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
8th - 9th Training Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Levin
10th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
17th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
22nd - 23rd Course Searching in the Suburban Environment Hamilton canceled
26th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
29th - 30th Course Processing Wilderness Clue Sites...............................Tracking (3) Whakatane canceled
29th - 30th Course Search Techniques Whakatane updated
September
All course dates are provisional
3rd Training IMT - Training Hamilton
5th - 6th Course Tracking Core Skills.......................................................Tracking (1) Rotorua
12th - 13th Event Taupo/Turangi SAREX Taupo/Turangi (TBC)
12th - 13th Course Searching in the Suburban Environment Northland
14th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton updated
16th Meeting LandSAR Training - District Meeting Morrinsville
21st Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
24th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton updated
26th - 11th Event School Break NZ
26th - 27th Course Processing Wilderness Clue Sites...............................Tracking (3) Palmerston North
27th Event Daylight Saving starts NZ
October
All course dates are provisional
8th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
10th - 11th Course Field Refresher - 2 day Whakatane
12th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
17th Course Field Refresher - 1 day Tauranga
18th Course Field Refresher - 1 day Kuaotuna / Tauranga
19th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
24th - 26th Event Labour Day Wkd NZ
28th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
31st - 1st Event Train the Trainer DATE CHANGE Rotorua or Tauranga
31st Course First Aid - 1 day Rotorua
November
All course dates are provisional
5th Training IMT - Training Hamilton
9th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
14th - 15th Course Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Auckland
16th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
26th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
28th - 29th Course Search Techniques Te Kauri Lodge updated
28th - 29th Course Combined Search Teams North Island
December
All course dates are provisional
16th Event Police Social Hamilton new
February 2016
All course dates are provisional
20th Course First Aid (1 day) Taranaki updated
20th - 21st Course Tracking Core Skills Kuaotuna updated
27th - 28th Course Tracking in Wilderness Environment Whakatane updated
March
All course dates are provisional
1st - 3rd Course Extended Search Management Central NI updated
5th Course CIMS 4 Taranaki new
12th - 13th Event District SAREX Pureroa Lodge updated
19th - 20th Course Foundation Ropes Tauranga
April
All course dates are provisional
2nd - 3rd Course Processing Wilderness Clues Auckland
3rd Course First Aid (1 day) Palmerstone Nth
9th Course Operational Tracking Intro North Island
16th Course First Aid Refresher Thames
18th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton new
23rd Course Foundation Ropes Tauranga new
25th Event ANZAC - Monday National
28th Training Monthly Training - Thurs Hamilton new
May
All course dates are provisional
5th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton new
7th - 8th Course Tracking in Wilderness Environment Hawkes Bay
14th Training Mini SAREX Hamilton new
14th Course First Aid Whakatane new
16th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton new
26th Training Monthly Training - Wed Hamilton new
28th - 29th Course Search Techniques Waitomo
June
All course dates are provisional
4th - 6th Event Queens Birthday - Monday National
9th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton new
11th - 12th Course Searching the Suburban Environment Turangi
16th - 17th Event SAREX Tauranga
18th - 19th Course Searching the Suburban Environment Rotorua updated
20th Meeting Group Meeting & AGM Hamilton new
30th Training Monthly Training - Thurs Hamilton new
July
All course dates are provisional
2nd Training Field Refresher (1 day) Thames updated
7th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton new
8th - 10th Course SAR Leadership Taranaki
16th - 17th Training Field Refresher (2 day) Hawkes bay
18th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton new
23rd - 24th Course Searching the Suburdan Environment Auckland
27th Training Monthly Training - Wed Hamilton new
29th - 31st Event LandSAR Conference Taranaki updated
August
All course dates are provisional
4th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton new
6th - 7th Training IMT (2 day) Tauranga
13th - 14th Training Outdoor Risk Management Pauanui
15th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton new
20th - 21st Training Outdoor Risk Management Wairarapa new
20th - 21st Training Tracking Core Skills Tairua/Pauanui new
25th Training Monthly Training - Thurs Hamilton new
28th Training Field Refresher (1 day) Rotorua
September
All course dates are provisional
3rd - 5th Event Managing The Initial Response Turangi updated
8th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton new
10th Course First Aid Refresher Te Kuiti updated
10th - 11th Event Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Horowhenua updated
10th - 11th Event District SAREX Taupo updated
14th Meeting Waikato Police District - Training planning Morrinsville new
19th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton new
28th Training Monthly Training - Wed Hamilton
October
All course dates are provisional
1st - 2nd Course Processing Wilderness Clues - FULL Palmerstone Nth
6th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
14th - 16th Course Extended Search Planning - FULL Tongariro
15th - 16th Training SAREX Wellington
15th - 16th Training Outdoor Risk Management Tongariro new
15th - 16th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment - FULL Whakatane
17th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
23rd Course Field Refresher (1 day) Tauranga canceled
27th Training Monthly Training - Thurs Hamilton
28th - 29th Event Mini SAREX 1 Hamilton new
November
All course dates are provisional
3rd Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
4th - 5th Training SAREX Taranaki
12th - 13th Training Field Refresher (2 day) Ruapehu
12th - 13th Event District SAREX Taranaki
19th - 20th Course First Aid (2 day) Auckland canceled
19th - 20th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Kauaeranga Valley updated
19th Course Search Techniques Levin new
21st Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
26th - 27th Course Combined Tracking Team F & B Ruapehu new
30th Training Monthly Training - Wed Hamilton
December
All course dates are provisional
1st Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
3rd Course Search Techniques Gisbourne new
10th Event Christmas Function at Matts Hamilton updated
January 2017
All course dates are provisional
16th Meeting Group Meeting (To be advised) Hamilton new
26th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Date to be advised Hamilton new
February
All course dates are provisional
3rd Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
11th - 12th Course Swift Water Awareness Waihi new
11th - 12th Course Foundation Rope Rescue Aongatete Lodge, Tauranga new
11th - 12th Course 4WD/ATV - Restricted Waitomo updated
18th - 19th Course Search Techniques Kuaotuna updated
20th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
22nd Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Date to be confirmed Hamilton new
25th - 26th Course Foundation Rope Rescue Taranaki
25th Course Field Refresher 1 day Whakatane
March
All course dates are provisional
2nd Training River crossing (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton new
2nd Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
11th - 12th Event Waikato SAREX Kaimai Scout Hut
18th - 19th Course Operational Tracking Intro Wairo - Camp Watawa
20th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
25th Course First Aid Refresher 1 day Manawatu
29th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated
April
All course dates are provisional
1st - 2nd Course Tracking Core Skills Tararua
2nd - 3rd Course Outdoor Risk Management Auckland
6th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
8th - 9th Course Search Techniques Far North
8th - 9th Course Tracking Core Skills Rotoroa
8th Event Kaimai Hut Working Bee #1 Hamilton new
14th - 16th Event Easter NZ
17th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
25th Event ANZAC - Tuesday NZ
27th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated
29th - 30th Course Operational Tracking Intro (Restricted) CNI
29th - 30th Course Processing Wilderness Clues Thames
29th - 30th Course CIMS 4 (Management) Central Upper NI
May
All course dates are provisional
4th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
12th - 14th Course Managing The Initial Response CUNI (IN)
13th - 14th Course Tracking Core Skills Gisborne updated
13th - 14th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Waitomo
13th - 14th Course Search Techniques Wairarapa
14th Course Field Refresher 1 day Taranaki
15th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
20th - 21st Course Foundation Rope Rescue Gisbourne updated
20th - 21st Course Search Techniques Rotorua
24th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated
June
All course dates are provisional
3rd - 6th Event Queens Birthday NZ
8th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
8th - 12th Course Operational Tracking CNI
10th - 11th Event Waikato SAREX Hamilton new
16th - 18th Course Extended Search Planning (Management) Turangi
17th - 18th Course Tracking Core Skills Far North
17th - 18th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Manawatu
19th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
24th - 25th Course Searching Suburban Environment Whakatane
24th - 25th Course Investigative Interviewing Hamilton
29th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated
July
All course dates are provisional
1st - 2nd Course First Aid 2 day Waihi
1st Event Kaimai Hut Working Bee #2 Hamilton new
1st - 2nd Course Searching Suburban Environment Auckland
6th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
8th Event IMT 1 day Taranaki updated
8th - 9th Course Outdoor Risk Management Far North
8th Course First Aid Refresher (1 day) Gisborne
19th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
26th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated
29th - 30th Course Searching Suburban Environment Wellington
August
All course dates are provisional
3rd Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
12th Event IMTEX 1 day refresher (Provisional) Hamilton new
19th - 20th Course Foundation Rope Rescue Far North
21st Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
26th - 27th Course Tracking Core Skills Wairarapa
27th Course ATV & 4WD refresher (Restricted) Turangi
31st Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated
September
All course dates are provisional
2nd - 3rd Event SAREX - Taupo Provisional date Taupo
7th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
9th - 10th Course Outdoor Risk Management Hamilton updated
10th Event Field Refresher 1 day Rotorua
18th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
22nd - 24th Course Managing The Initial Response (Management) Wellington
23rd Event IMT 1 day (Provisional) Thames updated
23rd - 24th Course Searching Suburban Environment Rotorua
23rd - 24th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Northland updated
27th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated
October
All course dates are provisional
5th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
6th - 8th Course SAR Leadership (3 day) Thames
7th - 8th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Gisbourne area
7th - 8th Course Search Techniques Taranaki
14th Course Field Refresher 1 day (SSE) [previously from 9 July] Hamilton updated
14th - 15th Course Processing Wilderness Clues Manawatu
16th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
21st - 22nd Course Processing Wilderness Clues Northland
21st - 23rd Event Labour day NZ
26th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated
28th - 29th Course Processing Wilderness Clues Whakatane
November
All course dates are provisional
9th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
12th Event Field Refresher 1 day Tairua Pauanui updated
12th Course First Aid Refresher 1 day Wairarapa
20th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
25th - 26th Course Swift Water Awareness Taranaki
25th - 26th Course Combined Tracking Team CNI
29th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated