Setting out for the summit of Mt Ruapehu on a stunning winter’s morning, Xian Zheng and his three friends envisioned a magnificent day ahead of them, with plans to hike to the mountain’s crater lake.
While Stephen and his wife were biking the Ohakune Old Coach Road Bike Train Stephen suddenly hit a patch of mud and tumbled from his bike, breaking his left hip.
Jordan Robertson calls her fall at school camp a blessing in disguise, and for good reason.
Seasoned hiker and Te Aroha GP, Hayley felt her friends were going a bit over the top when they insisted she pack spare, warm clothes for a short one-hour hike up Mt Te Aroha
David Bodsworth will always remember ANZAC Day as the day an unidentified Australian surfer rushed to help him in his time of need.
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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.
The cost of this is huge. Your rescue helicopter has contracts with ACC, DHB’s and NZ police, providing approximately 50% of the operating costs. This means the remaining 50% of funding must come from the community.
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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