Philips Search and Rescue Trust

If it wasn’t for the
rescue helicopter

I'd be dead

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If it wasn’t for the
rescue helicopter

I'd be dead

Donate now

Become a friend

Donate

Together we are
saving lives

Become a friend

Donate

Together we are
saving lives

Become a friend

Donate

Together we are
saving lives

Our Bases

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.

 

Waikato - King Country
Waikato Westpac
Rescue Helicopter
Bay of Plenty
Trustpower TECT
Rescue Helicopter
Rotorua - Bay of Plenty
BayTrust
Rescue Helicopter
Taupo - Central Plateau
Greenlea
Rescue Helicopter
Manawatu - Whanganui
Palmerston North
Rescue Helicopter

Saving Lives

Maricel Tagle hit the ground and was knocked unconscious when riding her farm bike at work.

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An intense headache two days before Christmas was putting a huge dent in Debbie’s festive preparations. Little did she know that it would lead to a life-saving flight.

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One thing we do know, Chris would not have made it if the rescue helicopter hadn’t been involved.

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We Need You

Community generosity powers Philips Search and Rescue Trust. The aircraft fleet and life-saving search and rescue feats performed by our crew could not be possible without the ongoing financial support of our Friends members, communities, sponsors and partners.

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

In Action

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to vehicle that left the road, ending up down a steep embankment in the Coromandel.

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The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a man with a serious medical condition.

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The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihi.

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