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Welcome to Australasian Rescue Challenge New Zealand 2017 (ARC17)

Kiwi teams take out major placings

Hosted by the UFBA, the Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC17) at Claudelands in Hamilton from 20-23 July was an outstanding success. Kiwi teams did us proud, taking out eleven accolades at the presentation dinner on Sunday night.

Click here for more about the winning teams and photos plus a summary of the results

Click here for details of the teams competing and the schedule

Merchandise available

You can now purchase commemorative tee-shirts and sweatshirts through our online shop. You can pay in your own currency purchases and will be delivered directly to you.

Click here to view and purchase

Additional commemorative items, caps and beverage coolers will be available to purchase at Claudelands Event Centre throughout the Challenge.

Information for media

Download this media brief: Australasian Rescue Challenge 2017 – Media brief

Kiwi teams competing

Find out more about the Kiwi teams competing

The Challenge

The traditional 3 class Extrication Challenge (EC), the Trauma Challenge (TC) and the highly regarded ARRO Learning Symposium (starting at 08.00hrs Thursday 20 July) are on again at the Australasian Rescue Challenge from 20-23 July in Hamilton, New Zealand. See more about the Challenge


The Challenge is on at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton, New Zealand.  Located 17 minutes from Hamilton International Airport and 1 hour 20 minutes from Auckland International Airport, the Event Centre provides the perfect location. Find out more