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From as little as $40 a year you can join our Friend of the Rescue Helicopter programme and support your local rescue helicopter.

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Coverage area

Established after a light aircraft accident in 1985, Philips Search & Rescue Trust now operates six rescue helicopters based throughout the Central North Island of New Zealand.

WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER 
Waikato - King Country


TRUSTPOWER TECT RESCUE HELICOPTER
Bay of Plenty


BAYTRUST RESCUE HELICOPTER
Rotorua - Bay of Plenty


GREENLEA RESCUE HELICOPTER
Taupo - Central Plateau


PALMERSTON NORTH RESCUE HELICOPTER
Manawatu - Whanganui