Hawkes Bay Landsar is a volunteer organisation that provides search and rescue support to the lost, missing and injured in the Hawkes Bay and they are currently fundraising to replace their ageing communications equipment.
Alterno recently granted funds to purchase 4 x Radios and back up batteries.
The current radios are over ten years old and becoming problematic during searches. Due to the rural nature of most of the search operations in the Kaweka and Ruahine Ranges, specialised radios that can function effectively in difficult conditions are required. They undertake approximately one search operation a month in Hawke’s Bay and train every three to four weeks with the radio equipment being a key part of this.