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

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
  • Navigation Exercise
  • Overview of three recent searches
  • Amy showed some new torches

This Months Meeting

7:30pm, Monday 20th August

  • Will be back at the police station
  • SAREX Debrief

Monthly Training

30th August (Thursday). More details soon.

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.


GPS Map-set New

Barry has produced a new map-set for the Garmin GPSs. There was a problem with the set that he installed on peoples GPSs a few months ago which caused the roads to be invisible in many situations. This problem has now been addressed.

Bring your GPSs to the meeting and ask Barry, Sophie or Cayla to do the update for you.

The map-set that Barry has produced is the product of the Open GPS Group in NZ. They frequently release updated versions with corrections for tracks etc. It has been developed to be distributed free to Garmin GPS users.

Raglan SAREX Updated

The weather behaved itself for the SAREX at Raglan this weekend and there was a great turnout form members. Thanks to all those who participated and helped with the running of the weekend. There were six 'lost parties' allowing each team to get the benefit of actually tracking and finding someone. The coastguard provided transport to and from the other side of Raglan Harbour and Rusty used his boat to drop off most teams at their scenarios. Thanks also to Ena and Gilbert for sorting out the food.

SAR Hut Access New

The committee has reviewed the issue raised at the AGM around securing access to the hut at the Kaimais. Thanks to Scott Alchin for researching legal options available for this. While it would be unfortunate to lose access to this resource it is very unlikely to become an issue and there are only a few options that would ensure access if the land was sold. These options are very expensive and too much to ask of the land owners who are already doing us a tremendous favor in allowing us the use of their land.

Fundraiser New

We are currently working with an event promotions specialist to put together a fundraising event - "The Great Hamilton Scavenger Hunt." The details are still being confirmed but it's scheduled for the 19th of October, Please try to keep this date free.

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

Callouts

  • 9th Aug - Raglan. Pager message received approx 10pm to meet at Raglan Police station asap to search for a missing 88 yr old man. Yes responses received from 8 Hamilton SAR members and 2 YSAR with only a few responding they were not available besides the people who had already advised they were away or injured. The committee should be receiving a response from everyone on their availability for all pager messages that require a response. The man had turned up for a medical appointment and daughter had advised he was not home. About 9pm 2 people from a house on the hill near the wharf had heard a call for help. Teams were dispatched to search from the wharf, from top of the hill and from further up the harbour back towards the wharf. Coastguard were also out searching the harbour with the beach being searched by foot as the tide was out. Property sections, cliff tops and streets were searched covering the full 300m circle from his house but the missing person was not able to be located. All teams were back at base by 3.40am and decision made to pack up until further info available the next day. We all got home by 4.45am in time for a few hours sleep if you were lucky to then be at work in time for Friday morning. The missing person turned up at home later on Friday morning and he'd gone to Hamilton to buy a car but had not let anyone else know. Thanks to all that attended.
  • 11th Aug - Karioi. Callout for a 21 year old male at 1830. Six people were required for hasty teams. Lost party found alive and well at 2200.

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.

Publicity New

Graeme Hill talked to a Girl Guides group on 14th July about SAR and SAR Dogs.

Spoke for around 45mins, lots of questions, then got Gemma out. Had a good talk about training etc then had one of them go hide and the rest followed me with Gemma doing a quick area search to locate the 'lost party' with lots of barking when she found the guide everyone thought that was pretty cool. Then had another guide run off with her toy and leaving a hair tie on the grass. I brought Gemma in to article search and she picked up the hair tie, I harnessed her and we took off with everyone in tow again and located the 'missing party', big play with her and that was thats. a few of the guides got to have a game of tug with Gemma which they enjoyed.

Overall I thought I think they enjoyed it and quite interested in SAR and SAR Dogs.

Radios Missing New

There are some radios and batteries missing from the SAR trailer. Could everyone check their packs or anywhere they could have ended up.

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.

August 2012
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 Training Coordinators Forum Lower North Island
25th - 26th Course First Aid Te Kauri Park
25th - 26th Course Search Techniques Te Kauri Park
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 Event Kaimai Scout Hut Working Bee # 1 Scout Hut new
15th Course Tracking and Search Methods Refresher 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 IMTEX Taranaki new
6th - 7th Course First Aid Taihape 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 Meeting Committe Meeting Hamilton
12th - 16th Course Personal Rope Skills National Park
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 Tracking Core Skills Waihi
23rd - 24th Course Foundation Ropes Turangi
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 - 19th Training IMTEX Northland
18th Course Field Refresher Tauranga
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 Course Searching Suburban Environments Rotorua
25th - 26th Training SAREX Tauranaga
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 - 23rd Course Searching Suburban Environment Whitianga canceled
22nd Course One Day IMT Turangi
26th Training Monthly Tracking: Wed Hamilton
29th - 30th Course Searching Suburban Environments Hamilton
29th - 30th Course Managing Initial Response Thames canceled
29th - 30th Training IMTEX Palmerston North
July
All course dates are provisional
13th Training Mini SAREX 1 Hamilton
13th Course Field Refresher Taupo new
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 - 4th Course Tracking Core Skills Te Kauri Lodge
2nd - 3rd Training Foundation Rope Rescue (Date indicative finalised by Dec) Thames new
3rd - 4th Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Te Kauri Lodge
10th Meeting Group Trainer Forum Rotorua
10th Course First Aid 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 Course First Aid Te Kauri Lodge
31st - 1st Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Whakatane canceled
September
All course dates are provisional
4th - 8th Training Tracking Competition Dunedin
7th - 8th Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Wairoa
14th - 15th Event IMTEX BOP
14th Course Field Refresher (Focusing on tracking, search methods, GPS and basic navigation in a journey type programme) Waikato
16th Meeting Monthly Meeting Hamilton
21st - 22nd Course Tracking in a Wilderness Environment Northland
21st - 22nd Course Search Techniques Thames
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 Training One Day IMT Pauanui
9th Event Car Boot Sale - YSAR Fundraiser Hamilton new
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 Event Christmas Do @ Matts place Hamilton
7th - 10th Course Arc GIS 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 Operational Tracking Intro North Island updated
29th - 30th Course Search Techniques Taupo
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 Course First Aid Refresher Paeroa
12th - 13th Course Search Techniques Rotorua new
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 Searching Suburban Environment Rotorua
21st - 22nd Course Tracking in Wildnerness Environment........................Tracking (2) Tairua/Pauanui
26th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
28th Training One Day IMT .....................................................DATE CHANGE Turangi Fire Station updated
28th - 29th Training Mini SAREX 1 (12 hr) Pirongia
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 Tracking in Wilderness Environment (YSAR).............Tracking (2) Te Kauri updated
26th - 27th Course Searching Suburban Environment Whangamata
26th - 27th Course Field Refresher Taupo
26th - 27th Course Tracking Core Skills (YSAR)......................................Tracking (1) Te Kauri updated
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 Event SAREX - Taupo Taupo
6th - 7th Course First Aid (YSAR) Te Kauri canceled
6th - 7th Course Search Techniques Coromandel
6th - 7th Course Search Techniques (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 - 9th Course First Aid Whangamata
8th Course First Aid Tauranga
29th - 30th Course MSU Hamilton
December
All course dates are provisional
10th Event End Year Function Hamilton
10th Event District Meeting 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 Course Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Whakatane canceled
21st - 22nd Event IMTEX Kaimai Hut
21st - 22nd Event SAREX Tauranga new
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 Foundation Rope Rescue Tauranga
14th - 15th Course Search Techniques Ruapehu - Mangatepopo Camp School updated
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 - 19th Event School Break NZ
4th - 6th Event Easter 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 Search Techniques Thames
18th - 19th Course Tracking Core Skills.......................................................Tracking (1) Auckland
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 Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Hawkes Bay
9th Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
9th - 10th Course Search Techniques Taranaki
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 Event Queens Birthday wkd NZ
30th - 1st Course Rope Rescue Workshop - Specialists Wharepapa South
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 Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Taupo - Mangatepopo Camp School
27th - 28th Course Search Techniques Rotorua
July
All course dates are provisional
4th - 19th Event School Break NZ
4th - 5th Course CIMS 4 Kaimai Scout Hut
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 - 2nd Course Processing Wilderness Clue Sites...............................Tracking (3) Northland
1st Course Field Refresher - 1 Day Taupo
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 Search Techniques Whakatane updated
29th - 30th Course Processing Wilderness Clue Sites...............................Tracking (3) Whakatane canceled
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 - 27th Course Processing Wilderness Clue Sites...............................Tracking (3) Palmerston North
26th - 11th Event School Break NZ
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 Course First Aid - 1 day Rotorua
31st - 1st Event Train the Trainer DATE CHANGE Rotorua or Tauranga
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 Combined Search Teams North Island
28th - 29th Course Search Techniques Te Kauri Lodge updated
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 Course First Aid Whakatane new
14th Training Mini SAREX Hamilton 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 District SAREX Taupo updated
10th - 11th Event Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Horowhenua 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 Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Kauaeranga Valley updated
19th - 20th Course First Aid (2 day) Auckland canceled
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 Foundation Rope Rescue Aongatete Lodge, Tauranga new
11th - 12th Course 4WD/ATV - Restricted Waitomo updated
11th - 12th Course Swift Water Awareness Waihi new
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 Event Kaimai Hut Working Bee #1 Hamilton new
8th - 9th Course Tracking Core Skills Rotoroa
8th - 9th Course Search Techniques Far North
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 Processing Wilderness Clues Thames
29th - 30th Course Operational Tracking Intro (Restricted) CNI
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 Search Techniques Wairarapa
13th - 14th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Waitomo
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 - 2nd Course Searching Suburban Environment Auckland
1st Event Kaimai Hut Working Bee #2 Hamilton new
6th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
8th - 9th Course Outdoor Risk Management Far North
8th Course First Aid Refresher (1 day) Gisborne
8th Event IMT 1 day Taranaki updated
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 - 24th Course Searching Suburban Environment Rotorua
23rd - 24th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Northland updated
23rd Event IMT 1 day (Provisional) Thames 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 Search Techniques Taranaki
7th - 8th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Gisbourne area
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 - 23rd Event Labour day NZ
21st - 22nd Course Processing Wilderness Clues Northland
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 Course First Aid Refresher 1 day Wairarapa
12th Event Field Refresher 1 day Tairua Pauanui updated
20th Meeting Group Meeting Hamilton
25th - 26th Course Combined Tracking Team CNI
25th - 26th Course Swift Water Awareness Taranaki
29th Training Tracking training (alternate Wed/Thurs monthly) Hamilton updated