YSAR 2023 update

Where to find our training program for 2023 and how to apply The YSAR National Training Calendar for 2023 is now published on the YSAR website /Our Program/National Calendar. Applications are now open for YSAR 2023; Auckland, Tauranga, Waikato Central, Thames Coromandel, Wellington, and Christchurch. If you are interested in joining as a student or […]

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 Kaupapa Māori Strategy – come with us on this journey

YSAR Kaupapa Māori Strategy   The YSAR Kaupapa Māori strategy offers a strong base for organizational development in cultural competency and awareness as we open new branches throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. The principles and practices developed through this Kaupapa Māori strategy will provide an appropriate platform from which to promote and develop culturally responsible practices, competence, […]

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 […]

YSAR Students Learn Tracking Skills to Find the Lost and Injured 

YSAR Weekend Exercise training – LandSAR Tracking Course Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) is a long-term strategy to address succession, diversity, and innovation across agencies in the SAR and EM sectors. The YSAR students graduate from a 3-year program with a wide range of SAR and EM certificates and skills, and where possible we test emerging […]

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 […]

YSAR COVID-19 update, Friday 25th August 2021

YSAR Covid-19 Update The situation relating to the August 2021 Covid-19 outbreak announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 16th is rapidly evolving.  All of our students which were associated with the schools of interest have now been tested. YSAR is no longer in a 14-day restriction holding pattern. The safety and the well-being of […]

YSAR COVID-19 update, Friday 20th August 2021

YSAR Covid-19 Update The situation relating to the August 2021 Covid-19 outbreak announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 16th is rapidly evolving. On the afternoon 19th August we were informed that a student from Northcote College tested positive for Covid -19. One of our YSAR students attends Northcote College and was not in direct […]