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Lost man’s buddy

Wellington Search and Rescue's Noel Sulzberger and rescue dog Henry sheperding runners on the TMR

There are 4000 trained Land Search and Rescue volunteers in New Zealand. This is Noel Sulzberger and Henry the dog on the Southern Crossing in the middle of the Tararua Range. It costs $3000 to equip LandSAR members like Noel and funding relies heavily on donations. Whether you are caving, tramping, climbing, kayaking or just lost in the wilderness LandSAR will be there if things go wrong. Spare them a thought next time you see the collection can and you might earn a wag of the tail.

– Fraser Crichton