I couldn't hear a cry and all my husband saw was a lifeless body. What was supposed to be a happy time for the Jenny Lintag was a nightmareread 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 Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Motiti Island this afternoon to provide rapid transport for a 16-year-old male who had fallen from a deck.read more
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Dannevirke on Tuesday afternoon for a Norsewood teenager who suffered back injuries playing netball.read more
A medical emergency in the tiny settlement of Te Araroa on the East Cape at 6:30pm last night resulted in the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter being tasked to assist.read more