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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.

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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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Jordan thanks you for coming to her rescue
Jordan Robertson calls her fall at school camp a blessing in disguise, and for good reason.
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A mother thanks you for saving the lives of her twins, and her own
Looking at the Waraich twins today you would never guess that very recently they were flying for their lives.
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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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