An intense headache, two days before Christmas 2014, threw Debbie’s Christmas preparations into disarray. Debbie needed to get on top of the pain.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 State Highway 1, south of Putaruru, late this afternoon, an accident scene involving four vehicles.read more
This morning Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called out to Waihi beach to meet with a St John ambulance carrying an elderly […]read more
The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to an area of the Waikato River, Saturday afternoon at 6.00pm near Whakamaru (51 […]read more