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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.

Your support played a vital part in Shelley’s rescue
“I don’t think I’m afraid to fly in a helicopter now.
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My head felt like a chopper blade
Working in the Pureora Forest Park, Damian Firth needed help but colleagues had disappeared for the holidaysDamian competently leads youth in outdoor pursuits, but while honing his skills during navigation practice, his world was literally…
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Your support saved Scott
Seasoned hunter, Bruce Falconer, almost lost his son when he was shot.
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Housework leads to hematoma
The simple domestic chore of sweeping outside her house, resulted in Gillian Schwass being swept up into the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and rushed to hospital.
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Capsized on Lake Taupo
On holiday with family, James and Sam decided to go fishing on Lake Taupo. Very capable and skilled rowers, they borrowed a dingy and set out.
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