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New Zealand’s search and rescue region (1st of 3)

New Zealand’s search and rescue region

Class III searches (for boats and planes) take place over wide areas both within and beyond New Zealand. The search and rescue region covers about 30 million square kilometres of ocean around the country. Searches can stretch from Antarctica to the Pacific Islands, and are handled by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand, in Lower Hutt.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Search and rescue - New Zealand search and rescue organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007