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Our Bases

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.

 

Waikato - King Country
Waikato Westpac
Rescue Helicopter
Bay of Plenty
Trustpower TECT
Rescue Helicopter
Rotorua - Bay of Plenty
BayTrust
Rescue Helicopter
Taupo - Central Plateau
Greenlea
Rescue Helicopter
Manawatu - Whanganui
Palmerston North
Rescue Helicopter

Saving Lives

On holiday with family, James and Sam decided to go fishing on Lake Taupo. Very capable and skilled rowers, they […]

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With a passion for motorsport cars spanning 40 years, Dave had only had one serious accident. “There were no rescue […]

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Taihape couple, Nikita and Steve, were looking forward to welcoming their third baby into the family.  The moment came on […]

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We Need You

Community generosity powers Philips Search and Rescue Trust. The aircraft fleet and life-saving search and rescue feats performed by our crew could not be possible without the ongoing financial support of our Friends members, communities, sponsors and partners.

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.

In Action

Thanks T.D. Haulage Ltd & Godfrey Haulage Ltd for helping us spread the word..

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When Diezel was 7 days old he was rushed to Starship Children’s Health Hospital by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter. […]

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Next Open Days: Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter, Tauranga and Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, Taupo, both held on site Sunday 22 March 10-2pm.

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