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

Jake Crosby
Interim Chairman
Comms & Media
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

Last Months Meeting

  • Update on first aid courses
  • Wet GPS exercise

This Months Meeting

  • 7:30pm, Monday 15th April.
  • New vests and name badges are here. Bring your current vest if you put your name down for a new badge.
  • Upcoming AGM / Committee update
  • Process for joining the tracking team
  • MiniSAREX 1 update
  • Tracking Dogs update
  • Banff Film Festival
  • LandSAR courses update

Monthly Training

This months training will be on Wednesday the 24th at 5:30pm.

The location is yet to be decided but will be on the west side of town.

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.
  • 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.


Good in the Hood Update

Thanks to everyone who supported us by voting at Z Dinsdale last month. We were one of four groups and received just under quarter of the votes. The Westpac Rescue helicopter took out almost half.

Callout Text Messages New

The system of sending out text messages as well as pager messages has been working well. However, please remember that at this stage it's just Jake forwarding on pager messages from his phone. If he is unavailable or doesn't receive the pager message then there will be no text message. Do not rely on the text message system, carry your pager.

Callouts

  • March 30th: 22 year old female near Arapuni. Found shortly after callout message and team stood down.

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 – 20%
  • Trek 'n' Travel – 20%
  • Bivouac Outdoor – 20%
  • Macpac Hamilton – up to 30%
  • Kathmandu – Free summit club membership
  • Mountain Designs – 25% off Mountain Designs Products, 20% off others

Mini SAREX 1 Update

We held a new members assessment on the evening of 5th April with a slight twist for the assessors, well for the guys anyway. Namely a gourmet cook off just using a pan or fire. Dinner was started at about 10pm, firstly with smoked marlin pate and crackers, courtesy of Matt followed by several more courses from him. Kip with fancy frankfurters, with boston beans, cheese, bread wraps, mustard and Saurkraut. Next up again was Matt with bacon wrapped scallops, a whole pan full - very yummy and followed with fresh snapper and guarnard in a curry coating and served with a wasabi dipping sauce - can't beat fresh fish. Dave then served up fresh salmon with herb crusted potatoes and asparagus wrapped in bacon - another yummy meal but his presentation needed to be worked on. A further course from Matt was then cooked, Sika steak with a hint of garlic and a dash of red wine -cooked to perfection.

It was time then to share a few stories while waiting for some tinfoil wrapped round packages to be rolled around in the hot embers. We were all wondering about Jake's parcels and after about half an hour he unwrapped one which revealed an orange. Then he cut in quarters and the mystery was solved after seeing what was revealed and the ultimate taste test. A wonderful finish to our main courses as the orange flesh had been scooped out and the skin filled with a chocolate chip muffin mix which was cooked just right and had a chocolate jaffa taste - a perfect way to finish our meal.

After some discussion it was voted after a very close finish that Jake could wear, "The Hamilton SAR" white chef Hat for the rest of the evening. It was a fantastic effort from all the chefs and even better that I didnt' have to cook anything at all.

Thanks to all the participants and hope you were suitably impressed with what can be achieved while out in the bush.

For all those that couldn't make it, start practising for the next assessment in July.

Gin

Tauranga SAREX - 25th and 26th May New

Tauranga are running a SAREX on the 25th and 26th of May. All Hamilton SAR members have been invited and are encourage to attend. It's a great opportunity to work with a neighbouring group who may end up supporting us or needing our support on searches. If you'd like to attend email jake@hsar.org.nz

AGM June New

Our June meeting will be the AGM. Unfortunately our Chairman, Michael Bland, has had to step down from this role due to work commitments. Until the AGM Jake Crosby will serve as the Interim Chairman.

Over the next month we will be reviewing the committee structure and introducing a lot more non-committee roles. We've recognised a need for each organisational function (such as training or equipment) to have a team supporting it rather than one committee member. In this way we can distribute the workload into smaller, easier tasks.

In order for the AGM to run smoothly and fairly we are calling for anyone who has a motion to put forward to supply it in writing before May 17th so that it can be distributed to the group before the meeting. We will also be making nomination forms available once the positions are finalised.

SAR on YouTube New

Check out these clips of a tracking course featuring Hamilton SAR members. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlaU_3oZilI and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM1q8XcVwAA

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.

April 2013
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 Search Techniques Taihape
11th - 12th Course Tracking Core Skills Northland
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 Course Field Refresher Taupo new
25th - 26th Training SAREX Tauranaga
30th Training Monthly Tracking: Thurs Hamilton
June
All course dates are provisional
8th - 9th Course 5 Day Tracking Assessment North Island
8th - 9th Course Tracking Core Skills Ngatahoa Lodge (Kaimais) updated
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 Managing Initial Response Thames canceled
29th - 30th Training IMTEX Palmerston North
29th - 30th Course Searching Suburban Environments Hamilton
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 - 4th Course Tracking Core Skills Te Kauri Lodge
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
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 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 Event Paws in the Park ( 1-4pm) Claudlands
30th - 1st Course MSU Hamilton
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 Training IMT - Training Hamilton
3rd - 6th Event Easter NZ
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 Course Field Refresher Tauranga
10th - 11th Course Tracking Core Skills................Tracking (1) Turangi
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 Training One Day IMT .....................................................DATE CHANGE Turangi Fire Station updated
28th - 29th Course Foundation Ropes (YSAR) Hamilton new
28th - 29th Training Mini SAREX 1 (12 hr) Pirongia
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 Core Skills (YSAR)......................................Tracking (1) Te Kauri updated
26th - 27th Course Tracking in Wilderness Environment (YSAR).............Tracking (2) Te Kauri updated
26th - 27th Course Field Refresher Taupo
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 (YSAR) Te Kauri canceled
6th - 7th Event SAREX - Taupo Taupo
6th - 7th Course Search Techniques Coromandel
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 - 28th Course Field Refresher (Combined) Hamilton/Waitomo Group
27th - 12th Event School Break NZ
27th - 30th Event School Break NZ
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 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 Event IMTEX Kaimai Hut
21st - 22nd Course Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Whakatane canceled
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 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 Meeting Committee Meeting Hamilton
9th - 10th Course Tracking the Wilderness Environment...........................Tracking (2) Hawkes Bay
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 - 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 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 Course Searching in the Suburban Environment Northland
12th - 13th Event Taupo/Turangi SAREX Taupo/Turangi (TBC)
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 - 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 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 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 Tracking Core Skills Tairua/Pauanui new
20th - 21st Training Outdoor Risk Management Wairarapa 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 - 11th Event Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Horowhenua updated
10th - 11th Event District SAREX Taupo updated
10th Course First Aid Refresher Te Kuiti 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 Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment - FULL Whakatane
15th - 16th Training Outdoor Risk Management Tongariro new
15th - 16th Training SAREX Wellington
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 Event District SAREX Taranaki
12th - 13th Training Field Refresher (2 day) Ruapehu
19th - 20th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Kauaeranga Valley updated
19th Course Search Techniques Levin new
19th - 20th Course First Aid (2 day) Auckland canceled
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 4WD/ATV - Restricted Waitomo updated
11th - 12th Course Foundation Rope Rescue Aongatete Lodge, Tauranga new
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 - 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 in the Wilderness Environment Waitomo
13th - 14th Course Search Techniques Wairarapa
13th - 14th Course Tracking Core Skills Gisborne updated
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 - 12th Course Operational Tracking CNI
8th Meeting IMT Meeting Hamilton
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 Event IMT 1 day (Provisional) Thames updated
23rd - 24th Course Tracking in the Wilderness Environment Northland updated
23rd - 24th Course Searching Suburban Environment Rotorua
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