Seasoned hunter, Bruce Falconer, almost lost his son when he was shot. “My two sons and I headed into the […]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.
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.
Life threatening injuries and a motor vehicle accident saw the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter being dispatched to two missions in quick succession.read more
The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property near Oropi, south of Tauranga after two local women had fallen from their horses yesterday afternoon around 1.00pm.read more
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Morrinsville around 9.00am to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Chepmell Road.read more