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TECT Rescue Helicopter

Double MVA Missions

On Wednesday, February 24th, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the lower Kaimai range to attend to a patient in his eighties following a motor vehicle accident.

The patient was transported to Tauranga Hospital.

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Injured Tramper

On the 21/2 at 11:30am, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Rapurapu Kauri track on the Kaimai Ranges where a 64 year old female suffered a serious leg injury. It was lucky she had phone reception and managed to call 111. The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) was winched to the patient and […]

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Coromandel Search Mission

On the evening of Wednesday, February 17th, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to assist the Rescue Coordination Centre in a search mission in the Coromandel.

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Covid-19 Update from your Rescue Helicopter

We regretfully announce the postponement of the upcoming Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Open Day scheduled to take place on Sunday 21 February at 10 am. It is important for us, as an essential service, that we follow Government edicts and public health official guidelines on cases of community transmission.

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A busy start to the long weekend

On February 5th, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Pongakawa, a rural community in the Bay of Plenty, to attend to a male patient in his twenties, following a motor vehicle accident.

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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.

Saving Lives, Together.

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