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Mt Ruapehu Rescue

On Saturday afternoon, July 31, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter responded to a Personal Locator Beacon activation for an injured patient on Mt Ruapehu.

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Waikato to Auckland

On Friday, July 30, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transport a patient in their seventies that had suffered a stroke.

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Coromandel Rescue

On Thursday, July 29, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a walking track near Coromandel township.

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Tauranga to Auckland

On Friday, July 30, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Tauranga for a patient in their seventies suffering a stroke.

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Cyclist injured south of Raglan

On Wednesday 28 July, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the south of Raglan, to attend to a cyclist injured while on a group ride around Mt Kariori. He was flown to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries.  

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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.

We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

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 lifesaving difference.

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