We are moving!

22nd May 2017 - As of Friday the 9th June 2017, RFD NZ Ltd. are moving our Head office premises from our present location in Hargreaves Street. Our New Location is: 5 Lockhart Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland, 1060 Please Note: That our Business will be closed from COB Thursday 8th June and reopening Tuesday 13th June in Mt Wellington. Also Note: All Phone numbers and email addresses... Read more >


50 year old RFD Liferaft

5th November 2014 - This little beauty was delivered anonymously to us to and quite possibly belongs in a museum. This raft was made on the 7th July 1964 and here we are 50 years on getting to gas inflate the raft in a live simulation of deployment. This has to be one of the oldest rafts we have had through our doors and is something that we just have to share with you! Take a look at... Read more >


Coastguard meets Ergofit 290EX

3rd October 2014 - During the 2014 Auckland On Water Boat Show we had Auckland Coastguard visit our stand. They were incredibly impressed by the design of the Ergofit 290EX and as a result of that spent some time with our Northern Sales Manager, Ryan Archer who took them through the key features and even ran a live activation of the jacket on one of their volunteers. Here is the... Read more >


Survitec New Plymouth – new venture

18th June 2014 - Our New Plymouth Oil & Gas facility opened for business on Monday 26th May and is now in full swing. We are located right on New Plymouth Airport so that we can best facilitate our O & G clients. We offer supply and service of all 1000 Series Suits and LAPP jackets for the Taranaki operators. This is our 5th branch in New Zealand and we look forward to... Read more >


YAK Paddling Gear goes from strength to strength

18th June 2014 - We're delighted to announce our Facebook campaign which will run in September this year - just around Auckland Boat Show time! Any potential customers who Like the "YAK" Facebook page will go into the draw to Win a GoPro camera along with Yak spot prizes. The YAK range is constantly being updated and a brand new collection will be available early next season. In... Read more >



18th June 2014 - A well deserved round of applause to Wellington's Dragon Boating Can Survive Team - we were very happy to support them and they won the class and received gold for their efforts  Read more >


Auckland On Water Boat Show

18th June 2014 - Please come and visit us on Stand 107 at Auckland On Water Boat Show 25-28 September 2014 where we'll be exhibiting our core range as well as launching our new Comet Man Overboard unit and Crewfit 165 Sport inflatable lifejacket.  Read more >


Kannad Marine SafeLink activation results in rescue of young Briton from NZ Mountain

21st October 2013 - Kannad Marine, a business of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris - FR0010501015 - ALORO) has helped save the life of a British boy, from the mountainside of Mount Taranaki in New Zealand after his expedition leader activated the Kannad Marine SafeLink SOLO PLB (Personal Locator Beacon). The fifteen year old school boy was on a training expedition on the... Read more >


Well suited for survival

1st July 2013 -  Read more >


The two brands in Safety And Survival are now one

22nd August 2012 - It's official: RFD New Zealand is now the Survitec Group! The change of name brings us in line with a global initiative to rationalise the various Survitec Group brands under a single unifying banner. This is an important step as we move from product manufacturer to global servicing business. Because we're not just about award-winning products and... Read more >


Survitec Group supports Team Boobops with new life jackets

23rd February 2012 - Survitec Group were delighted to provide the lifejackets to the Bay of Plenty Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Team.  Team Boobops is 100% Breast cancer, (not easy to achieve) for the first time since the team started competing in 2004.  Last season they won two gold medals and a silver at the National in Rotorua. They are extremely excited about... Read more >


Survitec Group gets behind Boating New Zealand Magazine

8th December 2011 - Garth Galloway of Galloway International - manufacturers of Mac Boats - handed over the Mac TAKF boat to two excited brothers, Ben and Thomas Ross from Kumeu on the 7th December 2011. Survitec Group proudly supplied two Sirocco jackets for the boys. Ben and Thomas are looking forward to using the boat at Whananaki where they camp with their family... Read more >


Jetski Fishing Channel sponsored by Survitec Group

5th December 2011 - Survitec Group is delighted to help Kirk Davis with his safety requirements and has sponsored him a complete safety package including our new Chinook buoyancy garment, Kannad Safelink Solo PLB, Daniamant W3 lifejacket light and Comet mini flares. Check out the link to follow his latest jetski fishing adventure!  Read more >


Beacon points way for 'text book' rescue

8th December 2010 - A feverish teenager stuck in a tramping hut in ranges south of Taupo was in Hawke's Bay Hospital within 90 minutes of the alarm being raised, after a "text book" helicopter rescue. Hastings Girls' High School pupil Riley Smith, 18, was three days into a four-day Duke of Edinburgh Award tramp in the Kaimanawa Range when a teacher became concerned on Monday... Read more >


Narwhal 620 Samoa bound

19th October 2010 - Apia Airport has taken delivery of a Narwhal 620 work boat. But not before Boating NZ took one for a test drive. Built in Spain, the 620 has just taken up a position at the Apia Airport and will be fitted with four 30-man life rafts, ready to be deployed if a plane goes down. Boating NZ took the 6.2-metre Narwhal, distributed by RFD New Zealand, for a spin on... Read more >


ACR EPIRB saves the day for father and son

19th August 2010 - Craig Bunt and his 13-year-old son, Cas, were cold and wet after being snowbound in a tent for 16 hours near the Lewis Pass when they called for help on Tuesday morning. Christchurch's Westpac rescue helicopter turned up an hour later. Fearing hypothermia, Craig sent the emergency signal from his rental ACR Aqualink PLB. It was received by RCC at 7:47 am and... Read more >


Badly injured tramper gives first hand account of ordeal

10th August 2010 - Tramper Steven Niederer, arm badly broken and leg crushed by a falling boulder, tells us the story of how he survived. We were told the Five Passes was a challenging walk, with majestic scenery and an opportunity to experience true isolation in backcountry New Zealand. The walk traverses Fohn saddle, Fiery Col, Cow Saddle, Park Pass and Sugarloaf Pass between the... Read more >


Tramper rescued from mountain ledge

23rd February 2009 - A Southern Institute of Technology nursing graduate who fell 20 metres down the side of a mountain said he owes his life to a [ACR - ed.] locator beacon and those who responded to its signal. Scott Pauley, 32, was rescued after spending three hours stuck in a precarious position on a cliff face on the Dusky Track, near Lake Roe, in Fiordland National Park on... Read more >


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