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Medical event

On Saturday 25 January the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a Ohaaki (north of Taupo) where a 33 year old Te Puke woman had fallen unwell with a serious medical event. She was stabilised at the scene by Paramedics before being flown to Waikato hospital in a critical condition.  

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Motor vehicle accident

Firday 24 January the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural road near Atiamuri where 54yo Auckland woman received multiple injuries when the car she was travelling in (front seat passenger) left the road and crashed into a tree. She had to be extricated from the car by FENZ and was stabilized at the […]

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A life-saving transport

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taihape in the late morning for a medical event.

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