Maggie lay at the bottom of a bank with a shattered knee. Luckily her husband heard her cries and rushed to her side before calling for helpread 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.
Tuakau residents, Phil Rodgers and his wife, Raewyn, were collecting firewood on their relative’s property in remote Pongakawa when suddenly, Phil had a heart attack.read more
Phillip Eramus knows what it means to be an inch from his life. His waist was crushed underneath the bed of a silage truck for 30 minutes. Read more about his life-saving rescue.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.
A 63-year-old Taupo man fell down a bank yesterday afternoon and suffered a serious head injury in a car park near the lakefront.read more
The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Sunday afternoon to a rural property to airlift two farmers to Rotorua Hospital.read more
Six occupants received injuries when the ute they were using rolled down a steep hill near Waikpukurauread more