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In 2000, Pioneer Generation represented 23% of the Trust’s investment portfolio, in 2004, this had grown to 27% and now comprises approximately 40%.

Wanaka Search and Rescue is an all-volunteer organisation providing an emergency search and rescue response capability in the lower South Island in support of NZ Police and the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ. They responded to 25 operations in 2019 with five specialist groups; Alpine, Bush, Swift Water, Search Dogs and Maritime, utilising 75 volunteers. Approximately 90% of operations involve helicopters. It is critical that the organisation remains current and fit-for-purpose in terms of the equipment and training required to operate in the dangerous and life-threatening terrain in which much of their work takes place.

Since 2004, CLT have regularly supported the organisation with funding for equipment and training so this vital service can continue to help the lost, missing and injured in our rivers, hills and mountains.

The November 2004 elections saw Sir Eion Edgar and Graeme Bell elected to the board in place of Dick Hill and Lynley Claridge.


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