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Rescue Coordination Centre

Rescue Coordination Centre

Class III rescues are monitored from the operations room at the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) in Lower Hutt. Set up in 2004, the RCCNZ provides a 24-hour, seven-day service. This ensures that wide area searches within New Zealand’s SAR region are carried out quickly and efficiently.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Search and rescue - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13211/rescue-coordination-centre (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007