Tauranga Youth Search and Rescue

Tauranga Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) received $2,898 to purchase an emergency and rescue stretcher, a key tool used by students and leaders in their training programme and in real search and rescue operations.

The organisation recruits and prepares young people for search and rescue operations while teaching them respect and understanding for the New Zealand wilderness.

Thanks to the grant from the Mazda Foundation students in the three year programme will be able to use the new rigid, collapsible stretcher in simulated exercises through steep terrain and dense native bush, helping to advance their rescue skills.