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Whakamaru MVA

On Friday, April 2, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to a motor vehicle accident in Whakamaru.

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Athenree Gorge Motor Vehicle Accident

On Friday 2 April the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Athenree Gorge to a motor vehicle accident. The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic assessed and cared for a 46 yo male and his 7 yo son. The TECT Rescue Helicopter transported both to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.  

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Te Kaha Fishing Incident

On Monday, March 29, the TECT Rescue Helicopter attended to a male patient in his fifties who had sustained a serious eye injury while fishing in Te Kaha, in the Bay of Plenty region, near Ōpōtiki.

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A busy 24 hours for your rescue helicopter

On the evening of Friday, March 26, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended to a motor vehicle accident in Pahiatua. A male patient was flown to Palmerston North Hospital. On the morning of Saturday, March 27, they responded to a search for a boat that had set off an emergency locator beacon off the coast of Whanganui.

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Motutapere Hut Mission

On Wednesday, March 24, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Motutapere Hut, in the Kaimai Ranges, for a male patient in his fifties who sustained an ankle injury.

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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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