Community partnerships

Through active involvement and working with the community, Upper Hutt Community Rescue (UHCR) strengthens our  ties with professional emergency services and community groups.

Search and rescue

UHCR attends search and rescue regional exercises, sharing skills and developing our knowledge with other rescue teams in the region.

Professional multi agency training

Through our established links, UHCR participates in numerous exercises with professional emergency services, focusing on support and logistical roles as well as rescue and response.


Without the support of grants and funding from local community organisations and trusts, we wouldn’t be fortunate to have the equipment we have today.

Through their generosity we have been able to purchase vehicles and equipment to use at community events and when on rescue-related deployments and activities.

Our thanks go to:

  • Community Trust of Wellington
  • Fonterra Grass Roots
  • Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
  • Infinity Foundation
  • Lion Foundation
  • New Zealand Community Trust
  • Pelorus Trust
  • Rimutaka Licensing Trust – Trust House
  • TG Macarthy Trust
  • Trust House Charitable Trust
  • Upper Hutt City Council

Sponsors and supporters

Upper Hutt Community Rescue (UHCR) is grateful for the support of its sponsors within the community. If it wasn’t for the generosity of these people and businesses, we wouldn’t be able to provide the community with the level of support we do.

Every sponsor’s contribution is important and valued by the team. If you would be interested in supporting the team we would love to talk to you. We pride ourselves on supporting those who support us. Contact us.


In partnership with Tait Mobile Radio Wellington, Trilogy has transitioned UHCR to its class leading Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) network. Future proofing our radio communications, improving our coverage and allowing us to track our vehicles in the field. The future is digital visit

Tait Mobile Radio (Wellington)

Dave Rangi and his team provide us with the technical support and radio equipment that helps to set the team apart. From the supply, installation and repair of radio equipment; they have been instrumental to ensuring our radio communications equipment is functioning at its best. They have helped us complete many projects over the past few years to an excellent standard. For more information about their services, contact Dave and the team: WWW.TAITMOBILEWELLINGTON.CO.NZ.

Auto Super Shoppe Maidstone

Auto Super Shoppe Maidstone are the team that help keep our vehicles running for us – providing reassurance to our team that the vehicles are well maintained and safe. Call the team on 04 528 0470.

Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council has been a major supporter of the team through the provision of our response depot. We work closely with the Community Affairs division of the council to provide support at many Upper Hutt City Council supported events.