TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

TECT Rescue Helicopter

Transport to Auckland

On the night of January 14, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transport a woman in her 50’s who had suffered a serious medical event from Tauranga Hospital.

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Boat flips Pauanui

On the afternoon of Wednesday 5 January, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Pauanui, after a boat flipped on the Tairua bar. There were multiple people on board with multiple injuries. The TECT Rescue Helicopter assisted and treated a male in his sixties. He had to be resuscitated twice and was then stabilised and […]

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Serious injury in Waihi

On Monday 3 January, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihi around 11:33am. A female in her twenties had suffered a fall and needed urgent care and treatment. She was RSI’d at the scene and was urgently transported to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.      

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Injury on walking track

On 1 January, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Waihi, to Orokawa Bay where a woman had injured her ankle on the walking track. She was treated and transported after a team effort from Ambulance and Surf Life Saving.      

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Man has serious asthma attack

On December 31, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Waiotahe, coastal Bay of Plenty, to a man who was suffering a serious asthma attack. The man in his thirties was treated by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic within 34 minutes of receiving the pager to attend. He was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a […]

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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.

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