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About Us

We strongly believe income should not be a barrier to receiving this vital support which is why we supply devices on a loan basis. Our Device Loan Bank is funded through philanthropic organisations and our delivery is through dedicated WanderSearch Canterbury volunteers.

Meet Our Volunteers

WanderSearch Canterbury is run with a part time manager working alongside our small team of dedicated volunteers.

Meet Our Trustees

The WanderSearch Canterbury Charitable Trust has a five member board of Trustees which includes representatives from Land Search & Rescue volunteers. All Trustees freely volunteer their time to WSCCT.


Don Geddes


Don works for Fire and Emergency NZ as a Senior Advisor in Risk Reduction and has been involved with Land SAR since 1976.

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Steve Davis

ICT Consultant

Steve became involved with WanderSearch after many years involvement with SAR. Steve provides training for volunteer responders and police as well as being a responder himself.


Phil Simmonds

Phil has recently retired from the Police and has spent many years involved in Search and Rescue for Police and Land SAR.


Bill Dowle


Bill has a long involvement with Land SAR and was involved in the initial piloting stages of the technology we now use.


Dorian Crighton


Dorian is a Business Advisory and Specialist Services director.

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Ron Smith

Ron has been a member of Methven SAR for 30 years. Served 2 terms on the board of LandSAR NZ and is involved in local civil defence.


Thank you to all our generous funders, without your support we would not be able to provide this essential service.


WanderSearch Canterbury is endorsed by NZ Police, LandSAR and Dementia Canterbury.
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