At home and overseas, we have many opportunities to bring about positive change. It’s a part of the job that never fails to satisfy.
These are just some of the initiatives that we are involved in.
We have bomb disposal teams throughout the country, on call 24-7. We assist the police with everything from search and rescue to crime scene investigations. In civil emergencies we’re on hand to provide shelter, supplies, transport and security. Our work at home is essential to the welfare of the country and the safety of its citizens.
Less than two hours after the earthquake struck Canterbury in 2011, our teams were there to provide search and rescue, medical assistance and damage assessment. After that came the long-term requirements of re-supplying and re-building, as well as maintaining a security cordon around the badly affected central business district.
We carry the mana of all New Zealanders. There is no better example of this than when we’re overseas. Our work takes us to all four corners of the globe, helping people and countries in need, particularly our Pacific neighbours. From peace support in East Timor to tsunami relief in Papua New Guinea, you will discover that our expertise is essential in effecting positive change.