Media Information | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Media Information

Media Kit

As a charitable trust, we rely on media exposure to share good news stories about the work we do and the lives saved in our communities. If you would like to keep informed or learn more about the impact our crucial search and rescue service has, please contact our media team.

Please note due to patient privacy we include all information and imagery available in our media releases.

Media Team

[email protected]

0800 11 10 10 (office hours)


We Need You

Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

The cost of this is huge. Your rescue helicopter has contracts with ACC, DHB’s and NZ police, providing approximately 50% of the operating costs. This means the remaining 50% of funding must come from the community.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued, or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

Support your rescue helicopter and make a life saving difference.

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