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Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

Mission to Turoa and Tongariro National Park

On Friday, July 30, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Rotorua for a patient suffering a medical event, needing urgent medical transport. The patient was transported to Waikato Hospital for treatment. On Saturday, July 31, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to transport a patient suffering a medical event.

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Three children airlifted by Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

On Friday, July 23, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter attended to a young patient in Whakapapa, who had sustained injuries whilst skiing. The patient was treated and transported to Rotorua hospital. They then responded to a call out to Taumarunui for an infant who required time-critical transport.

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Boy injured in skiing accident

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakapapa Ski Field this afternoon for a 10-year-old boy who had injured his back while skiing. He was transported to Starship Hospital.      

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Motocross Incident

On Wednesday July 14, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taupo for a teenage male patient that had sustained injuries in a motocross incident. The onboard crew flew the patient to Waikato Hospital for treatment. On Thursday, July 15, they responded to a call out to Turangi for a male patient in his seventies who was suffering a medical event.

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Three helicopters called to MVA near Thames

On Thursday, July 15, the TECT Rescue Helicopter, Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a motor vehicle accident near Thames involving a truck and several cars.

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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.

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