About Us

We set the standard for resuscitation and first aid in Aotearoa New Zealand. Find out more about how we do this through guidelines and training.


We are New Zealand’s authority on resuscitation. We take the time to look at international scientific developments occurring in resuscitation and apply the evidence to the New Zealand environment. We use this to inform the training that we provide to resuscitation instructors.

Our resuscitation instructors are certified to help others attain the Certificate of Resuscitation and Emergency Care (CORE). Whether you simply need to know the basics of resuscitation, or advanced techniques used in hospital situations, instructors are available at a level that is right for you.

As New Zealand’s guideline and standard setting body for resuscitation, you can be sure that our certified instructors offer the most up-to-date knowledge on resuscitation.

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council is represented on the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation (ILCOR) through the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR). Our resuscitation guidelines are developed in collaboration with the Australian Resuscitation Council.

Find out more about Our Work or download our flier.

Our vision

Any person in need has the best possible outcome from immediate threat to life and limb.

Our mission

To set the standard for resuscitation and first aid in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our values

  • Guide others – We evaluate the evidence to guide best practice. We are responsive and agile.
  • Strive for excellence – We use our expertise to provide the best possible advice and services. We are committed to improvement.
  • ‘Reach out’ – We engage and respect others. We collaborate and communicate. We are inclusive.
  • ‘Do the right thing’ – We are open, honest, and ethical. We are here for Aotearoa New Zealand.