Your support enabled the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter to get Craig Barrett the urgent medical treatment he needed – fast!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.
Little did Adrian Gidlow realise as he pulled into his local petrol station, that his plans to spend the weekend fishing would be over in a flash.read more
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
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 Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Waiotahi this morning at 8.00am, where a 37-year old male had been crushed by a tractor.read more
An early afternoon mission to Mt. Ruapehu for an injured Swiss skier, in his 50's who sustained head injuries following a fall. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. The second mission of the evening was a callout to a Wellington man with back injuries.read more
Philips Search & Rescue Trust is looking for a Volunteer Rescue Helicopter Crewman to join our busy Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter Team.read more