What and Who are the Manawatu AREC?
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) is the public service arm of Amateur Radio in New Zealand. Many hams (amateur radio operators) get involved in providing communications for events, Search and Rescue and Civil Defence at different levels. The word ‘Amateur’ in AREC means only that our members are unpaid. Our goal has always been to achieve the highest professional standards.

Members of the Manawatu Amateur Radio Society facilitate operations for this at a local level, which we refer to as the Manawatu AREC Group. Collectively, members of this group provide support for event communications and search and rescue operations at local, regional and national levels.

Manawatu AREC Photo Gallery

Horowhenua SAROP, 27-28 February 2024