What is Digital Transformation?

For companies and for Not for Profits, its important to constantly scan the horizon for new technologies. For business this will help to maintain a value proposition in a competitive market, and for charities it will open up opportunities to assist delivering your service and/or commodity to the community. For business and NFP alike, emerging […]

Turning a mobile phone into a beacon with a UAV-based cellular search and rescue solution

Opportunities for Australian SAR agencies to dial into mobile phone technology innovation was showcased at AAUS ROTORTECH 2022 Conference in June 2022. Advantages of Psuedo Base Station solutions like Smith Myers Artemis: Do not interfere with the user’s mobile network Simply, interact with the mobile for a fraction of a second and then release the […]

YSAR Code of Ethics – Ara Taiohi

YSAR is proud to align our Code of Ethics to Ara Taiohi Our Code of Ethics provides a framework on how we as an organization can make a significant contribution to supporting youth development in the context of Māori culture and community. Our alignment to our these Code of Ethics is an evolving strategic priority as […]

YSAR applications now open for 2023 – new branches available

Student applications are now open for our 2023 Cohort Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) exists to empower the next generation of community-minded volunteers, and to do this we’re enabling adventure through our leading-edge Search and Rescue and Emergency Management program. Through cross-sector partnerships, we are strengthening our future workforce by supporting youth development, diversity, and […]

Celebrating Volunteers in Search and Rescue and Emergency Management

As we reach the end of this week celebrating volunteers, I’d like to say thank you to the Search and Rescue and Emergency Management volunteers who tirelessly turn up for training and operational deployment across the globe. YSAR – Youth Search and Rescue training future SAR and EM volunteers across NZ, coming to a place near […]

YSAR prepares to scale across NZ – Tools for learning

Organizational Resilience, Growth and Diversity are key focuses for YSAR – Youth Search and Rescue development strategy. A component of our plan to scale across New Zealand is a significant investment in our online learning platform, YSAR Canvas LMS. We have an incredible development team working behind the scenes to build our LMS which provides […]

Starlink is set to significantly improve SAR and EM communications

STARLINK BUSINESS – Communications application for SAR and EM on the horizon Since the use of PolSAR HF radios communications in the outdoors has had incremental changes over the years. PolSAR to Sat Phones, Opus Satelite, Pacific Sat and Inreach. Remote communications in SAR and EM are about to significantly improve with the onset of […]

Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) offering new branches across NZ

The future looks bright for the Search and Rescue and Emergency Management volunteer workforce YSAR is the youth development training conduit for Search and Rescue and Emergency Management training in New Zealand. Over the last 4 years, we have been building capacity to scale YSAR into other regions across NZ. The programme combines a unique […]