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.
Medical emergencies dominated missions over the past week for the Palmerston North Helicopter crew, with five out of seven missions being the result of patients who needed extremely urgent medical treatment.read more
Leg injuries dominated Greenlea Rescue Helicopter missions yesterday with two out of the three callouts being the result of badly injured legs. The first mission of the day was to Rangatira Point on Lake Taupo at 11.00am.read more
A new rapid response vehicle for the crewmen of the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter has been supplied and fuelled by McFall Fuel of Tauranga. The official handover took place on Tuesday afternoon at the Hangar located at the Tauranga Hospital.read more