One year ago today, started quietly for the Palmerston North Rescue crew, but they were soon on their way to search for an activated beacon east of Taihaperead 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.
During the month of May, Z Energy is giving away $5,000 to non-profit groups to do Good in The Hood. Find out how to ensure your local rescue helicopter can win a share of the prize poolread more
A woman in her 70's required the services of the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter yesterday afternoon when she was injured in the Kahuterwawa Forest.read more
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to State Highway 27 near Tahuna at approximately 6.30am. A light truck and […]read more