|Bridget Martin||Zinzan||T W
|Graeme Hill||Gemma / Odin||T||Hamilton||(027) 693 9918|
|Ross Humphrey||Haze||T W||Taupo||(027) 223 4480|
|Rachel Procter||Fledge||W||Wellington / Palmerston North||(021) 037 9381|
|Sue Chesterfield||Matai||T W||Wellington||(021) 170 0983|
|Alex Britton||Maku||W||Wellington||(027) 417 1370|
Namu / Ammo
|T||Murchison||(03) 523 9946|
|Sally Collis||Gidget||W||West Coast||(021) 104 5509|
|Duncan Hamilton||Baxter||T||West Coast||(027) 224 2595|
|Dave Krehic||Stig||W||Christchurch||(0275) 819 819|
|Ron Ealam||Seika||T W||Oxford||(027) 242 4907|
|Mark Allen||Koda||W||Twizel||(021) 355 317|
|Barry Dougherty||Yip||W||Mosgiel||(022) 323 5199|
|Nicholas Sleeman||Gus||W||Dunedin||(021) 296 4994|
|Dermot Mayock||Fin||W||Dunedin||(027) 215 8838|
W - Wilderness (Area Search) T - Tracking
Deploying a wilderness SAR dog:
Search dog mobilisation should be directed through the New Zealand Police, either local or by the 111 system - if however the dogs and handlers are deployed by other means, then the NZ Police should be notified as soon as possible thereafter.
Twice a year all LandSAR groups are provided with an up to date contact list of the operational wilderness SAR dogs. This list (as above)should be part of all groups' operational folder so that the contact details are readily available. The teams are endorsed Tracking, Area Search or both.
At times dogs are an extremely useful search tool.They are particularly useful for finding non-responsive people and discarded articles, establishing the direction of travel, covering large areas quickly, and working at night and in difficult terrain, but remember they need to be considered early.
Get to know your nearest dog teams so that you can understand their abilities and limitations.
If in any doubt contact your nearest operational handler from the list above.