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.
When you shop or purchase fuel at selected Z Energy stations you will get a orange token to vote for the charity of your choice. Please support the Rescue Helicopters through Good in The Hood at the following Z Energy stations...read more
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Tararua Ranges late yesterday afternoon to assist NZ Police.read more
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to SH25, south of Tairua, on the Coromandel Peninsula at approximately 7:30 this morning to the scene of a car accident.read more