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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.

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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Erin thanks you for her challenging rescue 
 It was meant to be an adventurous weekend, but things took a turn when Erin’s bike hit a pothole and she flew over the handlebars.
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Your support makes a difference, and it certain did for Brook last October.
Living in Taupo, business owner Brook Slingsby was working at his engineering premisses when he was in serious need of help.
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With your generosity Alison is able to keep ticking off her list!
When your rescue helicopter is tasked to a mission, it’s because it is the fastest, best and in many cases, the only option. For Alison this was certainly the case.
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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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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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