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Max says Thank You for Helping Save His Life
Max's story, in his own words:

Living on a lifestyle property in the sunny Eastern Bay of Plenty that seems to be under the flightpath of Rescue Choppers, I often think of the unfortunate casualties that…
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Hamish had the life-saving flight he needed, thanks to you
When a motorbike ride on his parent’s farm took a turn for the worst, Hamish Shearer was grateful the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was there when he needed it the most.
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Slip of the foot ruins everything
“A gloriously beautiful day,” is how Fay Selby-Law describes her climb up Tauhara Mountain.
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We couldn’t have saved Khan without you
A moment of distraction while driving almost cost Khan his life. On the evening of May 6, Khan was driving back to the Reporoa farm where he worked and lived.
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FOREVER GRATEFUL AFTER TONGARIRO FALL
On August 26th last year, the Bowron family from Wellington set out in Tongariro National Park to explore the northern circuit.
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Xian’s life saving rescue
Setting out for the summit of Mt Ruapehu on a stunning winter’s morning, Xian Zheng and his three friends envisioned a magnificent day ahead of them, with plans to hike to the mountain’s crater lake.
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Everyday People, Extraordinary Outcomes
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Ciara's Story
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