On holiday with family, James and Sam decided to go fishing on Lake Taupo. Very capable and skilled rowers, they […]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.
Thanks T.D. Haulage Ltd & Godfrey Haulage Ltd for helping us spread the word..read more
When Diezel was 7 days old he was rushed to Starship Children’s Health Hospital by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter. […]read more
Next Open Days: Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter, Tauranga and Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, Taupo, both held on site Sunday 22 March 10-2pm.read more