A relaxing break turned into a heart-stopping weekend for Phil Rodgers, and because of your donations, he has a second chance at life.read more
New Zealand’s largest search and rescue providers, Philips Search and Rescue Trust operate six rescue helicopters based throughout the Central North Island. Available through the emergency 111 call system, our rapid response Rescue Helicopters bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.
A wayward sheep that broke away from the flock started a chain of events leading to Jason Wing’s flight in the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.read more
I could feel the impact on my knee as I toppled over and screamed obscenities as I was forced against my will and better judgment to cartwheel head-to-toe down the next 50 metresread more
We Need You
Collectively, funds generated through the community and sponsorship cover half of the annual expenses required to operate our rescue helicopters in each region; without this extremely generous contribution our life-saving service would not exist.
There are a variety of ways to support our critical search and rescue service, to learn about your options, check out our Get Involved page.
The Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Soda Springs on the Tongariro Crossing to airlift a seriously ill tourist on June 25.read more
The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Sunday afternoon to a rural property to airlift two farmers to Rotorua Hospital.read more
Six occupants received injuries when the ute they were using rolled down a steep hill near Waikpukurauread more