There are around 40 million sheep in New Zealand – a ratio of 10 sheep for every human. Shearing sheep and separating them from their fleece is obviously a major national pastime and an activity which has apparently spread from farming to other areas of NZ life.

Not one to stick the wellie into you blokes on the other side of “The Ditch” but when it comes to the price of EPIRBs and PLBs over there, you are obviously being “fleeced” by local sellers judging by the outrageous prices they are asking (and I assume, getting) for these items.

Firstly, let me clear up a few myths, stories and fables which have been circulating for years in The Land of the Long White Cloud about “imported” EPIRBs and PLBs.

The KTI SA1G EPIRB and SA2G PLB we sell into New Zealand are specially coded for the NZ market and can be registered with the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ).

The ACR Resqlink & Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 are Australian UIN coded and as a New Zealand resident, you can register them on-line with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Yes, they all work anywhere in the world and transmit the signal back to the nearest ground (earth) station which is managed by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MCC) Australia in Canberra.

The receiving station identifies the UIN and transfers the call for help to the unit’s country of registration. In the case of an activation in New Zealand with an Australian UIN coded unit, AMSA contacts the RCCNZ just as they do for any other international alert, they contact the area RCC – it’s that simple.

This is no different to say, a NZ-coded unit being activated off the Western Australian coast and being picked up by AMSA via the ground station in Albany. RCC AMSA then calls RCCNZ for the owner’s details.

So let me help you out by supplying your next emergency locator beacon. is all about saving life at sea (and on land) which is why we sell emergency rescue equipment at the lowest price possible!

KTi Safety Alert SA2G New Zealand PLB

10 Year Battery and Warranty! - Outdoor enthusiasts now have access to the latest in cutting edge Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) technology with the 406 MHz Safety Alert PLB from KTI. Perfect for on land or at sea or inland waterways in New Zealand. Activate and be found rapidly by search and rescue. More Info

New Zealand Residents Register with RCCNZ, Use in NZ and Overseas

Price Includes delivery within New Zealand

Includes FREE Sports Armband Pouch, Carry Case, Lanyard / Whistle, Mirror with Purchase

Safety Alert - SA1GPS New Zealand EPIRB


In an engineering world first and now available to New Zealand registered vessels and or residents, it has been designed as the first and only approved EPIRB with an exclusive 10 YEAR BATTERY and 10 YEAR WARRANTY. The Safety Alert SA1GPS New Zealand is designed to go the distance so you may have complete confidence on the water and on land and be located within 120 metres.

More "The TRUTH on How to Register in NZ" Info

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Includes Door to Door Delivery to New Zealand

Unit pricing in AU$

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