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Patients and donors are at the heart of everything we do.  Your stories are a powerful testament to human strength, courage, vulnerability, and hope.

Your stories inspire others and bring awareness to the lifesaving work undertaken by the highly skilled personnel onboard the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, who are saving lives every day.

If you have experienced our service or held a fundraising event or activity for your rescue helicopter, we’d love for you to share it with us. Click here to share your story.

Miracle Flight Saves Keith After Chainsaw Accident
Located on the shores of Lake Maraetai in Mangakino. Keith and a couple of friends were spending the day felling large pine trees.
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Inaugural Taupo Sheepdog Trial Fundraiser Exceeds All Expectations!
David Schaw knows firsthand just how important your support is. David had an on-farm accident on his remote Station, and had to be flown by rescue helicopter to hospital for critical emergency care.
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Greg got the timely flight he needed thanks to you
Enjoying the last few days on holiday in January 2023, Greg took a quick stroll along the Taupo lakefront to grab a coffee.
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Thank You Lakeland Dancers
A local fundraising event supporting the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was a hit with dancers of the Lakeland Line Dancers.
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Makae thanks you for your support
Living in sunny Tauranga, 12-year-old Makae and his family love to ski and snowboard the ramps and rails at Turoa Ski Field each winter.
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Local film raises vital funds  
For passionate film-maker John Ball, creating something good from his friend Darrell’s cycling accident was an important journey for both of them.  For years Darrell cycled the Tongariro River Trail regularly without incident.
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Brook's Story
Erin Erins Story
Erin's Story
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Everyday People, Extraordinary Outcomes
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60 Seconds With Critical Care Flight Paramedic Rob
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60 Seconds with Your Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Crew
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Ciara's Story
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Greenlea Premier Meats helping the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Save Lives
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