2014 New Zealand Search and Rescue Council Awards

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2014 New Zealand Search and Rescue Council Awards

Award Recipients and Award Details

Embargoed until 6 pm Tuesday 21 April 2015

On Tuesday 21 April 2015 The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, will present the 2014 New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Council Awards. These awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievements in Search and Rescue nationwide.

Background Information on the recipients’ achievements, the Awards and NZSAR is attached (pdf 8Mb).

Representatives from the New Zealand Police, Rescue Coordination Centre, AREC, New Zealand Coastguard, LandSAR, Surf Life Saving New Zealand along with other Search and Rescue sector organisations will be in attendance.

Those receiving awards are:

Gold Award – Operational Activity

The NZSAR Gold Award for Operational Activity is awarded for a very significant contribution to search and rescue in the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region during 2014.

Tai Kahn
From Surf Life Saving Northern Region
Peter Baltus
Lincoln Baltus
Mark Goodhew
Tane Moore
From Muriwai Lifeguard Service

For the rescue of a surfer from the gannet colony cliffs at Muriwai Beach on 29 September 2014


Certificates of Achievement – Operational Activity

The NZSAR Certificates of Achievement for Operational Activity are awarded for an important contribution to search and rescue in the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region, during 2014.

Coastguard Houhora
Northland Coastguard Air Patrol
For the rescue of three fishermen in Rangaunu Harbour on 27 December 2014
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Mt Maunganui Lifeguard Service
For their efforts during the search for Jack Dixon, October 2014

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HMNZS Otago
For the rescue of the crew from the yacht Django on 8 July 2014
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Sergeant Peter Muldrew
Oamaru Police
Robert Borst
For the rescue of a trapped motorist from Fuchsia Creek on 18 April 2014
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Wanaka Alpine Cliff Rescue
For the rescue of climbers from the Quarter Deck, Mt Aspiring, on 10 September 2014


Gold Award – Support Activity

The NZSAR Gold Award for Support Activity is awarded for a very significant contribution to search and rescue in the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region over an extended period.

Antony Groome
LandSAR Palmerston North
For his services to search and rescue in New Zealand

 

Certificates of Achievement - Support Activity

The NZSAR Certificates of Achievement for Support Activity are awarded for an important contribution to search and rescue in the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region, either during 2014 or over an extended period.


Brian Boyle
Coromandel Peninsula LandSAR
For his services to land search and rescue

Senior Constable Peter Comer
Police Maritime Unit, Auckland
For technical innovation in marine search and rescue
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Geoff Wilkie
Coastguard Northern Region Communications
For his services to marine search and rescue
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Rowan Leck
Dunedin Marine SAR
For his services to marine search and rescue
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Heather McDonald
Sumner Lifeboat
For her services to marine search and rescue

 

Certificate of Achievement - Special Award

This NZSAR Certificate of Achievement - Special Award - is awarded for an important contribution to international search and rescue during 2014.

5 Squadron, RNZAF
For their efforts during the search for MH370, March-April 2014

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Time and date: Tuesday 21 April, 6pm
Venue: Ballroom, Government House

The award recipients will be available for questions and photos from 5.00pm at the venue. Images from the ceremony can be supplied from approximately 9pm. Please contact Rachel Roberts to arrange this.

NB: If you wish to attend the awards ceremony please also contact Nerina Bennett
Public Affairs Manager, Government House.
Email: nerina.bennett@govthouse.govt.nz ph: (04)3820827 or 021 470 583 before 5pm Monday 20 April to arrange access.

Media Contacts Rachel Roberts: 04 383 9557, 0274 151 896
Carl van der Meulen: 04 439 9018, 021 143 2394

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