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.
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew five missions during the week commencing Monday 25 April, 2016.read more
A 20-year-old Tauranga woman involved in a car collision on State Highway 3 on Sunday afternoon.read more
A 40-year-old Tauranga man is in a critical condition after he was injured in a glider crash at Tauranga Airport on Sunday afternoon.read more