Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) proud to announce that over weekend of 5/6 September 2020, Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AREC for the provision of Information Communication Technology (ICT) support services.

The MOU is to establish and promote collaborative working relationships between LandSAR and AREC in order to work together on matters related to Land Search and Rescue Information Communication Technology (ICT) and offer advice to each other on matters related to the same.

AREC is the public service arm of the NZART (New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters), the national association for amateur radio operators. AREC is made up of volunteers, with their aim is to support Search and Rescue, Civil Defence, and other emergency services in New Zealand by providing experienced radio communications personnel.

LandSAR provides Search and Rescue throughout New Zealand. With 3500 professional search and rescue volunteers spread across the country ready to support the communities of New Zealand 24x7x365. LandSAR is a not for profit charity.

Carl McOnie (left) Chief Executive, LandSAR, and Don Robertson ZL2TYR (right) National Director, AREC.