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Where to buy a beacon

Here is a list of New Zealand retailers:

Advento Outdoor Gear Aviation Safety Bivouac Outdoor
Burnsco Hunting and Fishing
KiwiGPS Macpac
MapWorld Marine Deals
Rescue Beacon Hire Safety at Sea
Safety Beacons NZ Smart Marine
Southland Locator Beacon Charitable Company Wright Technologies
Auckland - Canoe and Kayak Auckland - Fish City Albany
Auckland - Living Simply Ltd Auckland - KT Services
Auckland - The Big Fish Bait & Tackle Co    
Hamilton - Rollos Marine Hamilton - Fish City
Hamilton - Trek n' Travel    
Tauranga - Mobile Systems Tauranga - Bay Marine Electronics
New Plymouth - West Coast Marine    
Napier - Downunder Pilot Shop Napier - Transport & Marine
Wanganui - Marine Services    
Masterton - The Boat Shed & Autos 06 377 2964    
Kapiti Coast - Boat City Porirua - KP Marine
Petone - Boat Electronics  Wellington - Trig Instruments
Picton - Oddies Marine    
Nelson - Gearshop    
Christchurch - Boat NZ Christchurch - Powerboat Centre
Wanaka - Southern Wild    
Dunedin - Marine & Motorhome Ltd    
Invercargill - Pleasure Marine 03 215 6266 Invercargill - Southland Electronics
Bluff - Southern Ocean Safety    

Where to hire a beacon

Hiring is an option if you only need your beacon for a short period of time.

Here is a list of New Zealand hire companies:
There are a growing number of organisations that hire beacons. This list is not exhaustive and you may be able to find others in your area.

Aviation Safety Bivouac Outdoor
Macpac Rescue Beacon Hire
Safety Beacons NZ Southland Locator Beacon Charitable Company
MapWorld Department of Conservation
Auckland - Canoe and Kayak    
Auckland - KT Services    
Hamilton - Trek n' Travel    
Te Aroha - i-SITE    
Taupo - Taupo Freemasons    
South Island Mountain Radio Nelson Area Locator Beacon Charitable Trust
Nelson - Pack Gear Go Wanaka - Southern Wild
Christchurch - Hire a Boat Christchurch - Hire a Holden

Buying second-hand

If you are buying a second-hand beacon, ensure it is New Zealand coded, and the battery has not expired.