Maricel Tagle hit the ground and was knocked unconscious when riding her farm bike at work.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
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to vehicle that left the road, ending up down a steep embankment in the Coromandel.read more
The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a man with a serious medical condition.read more
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihi.read more