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Newstead MVA

In the morning of Thursday, June 17, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a truck and a van in Newstead, east of Hamilton.

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Kawerau Rescue

On Wednesday, June 16, the TECT Rescue Helicopter attended to a male patient in his sixties in Kawerau, in the Bay of Plenty region. The patient had sustained serious leg injuries and was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment. The same evening, the onboard crew responded to a call out to Whitianga for a female patient in her seventies suffering a serious medical condition

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Tokoroa Mission

In the morning of Monday, June 14, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Kinleith, Tokoroa, for a male patient suffering a medical event.

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Sunday’s Missions

On Sunday, June 13, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Rotorua Hospital for a 17-year-old patient with a spinal injury.

The patient was transported to Middlemore Hospital.

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Pirongia Winch Rescue

On Saturday, June 12, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Rotorua Hospital for a patient in their twenties suffering a medical condition. The onboard crew transported the patient to Auckland Hospital. The same morning, the onboard crew responded to a beacon activation on Mt Pirongia for a female patient in her forties who […]

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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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