Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and Taupo Toyota have teamed up for another year, a partnership that is helping to save lives.
Taupo Toyota provides a Toyota Hilux ute for use as a rapid response vehicle. The vehicle is fitted with lights and siren ensuring the team can move quickly and safely through traffic. This vehicle ensures the rescue helicopter team can respond quickly, getting help to those in need.
The partnership is now in its third year “we are pleased and proud to continue our support of the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter. The job they do in the community is a vital one. The great thing about supporting the rescue helicopter is each and every person can relate to this organisation and it gives us the ability to give back to the entire community.“ said Taupo Toyota’s General Manager, Shaine Pask.
Over the past year, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter has carried out 218 potentially life-saving missions in the Taupo and Central Plateau region.
Nat Every, Base Manager and Pilot is delighted Taupo Toyota has continued to support the rescue helicopter. “On behalf of the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter team, I would like to express my gratitude to Taupo Toyota. This vehicle supports our rescue helicopter operations and rapid responses around the Taupo and Central Plateau region.
In our line of work, capability, performance, safety, and integrity are vital, so it is great to be able to associate with the like-minded people at Toyota.”
The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter costs in excess of $1.1 million per year in operational costs and relies heavily on sponsorship and support from local businesses, like Taupo Toyota, and the community they serve.