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Cerebral Haemorrhage, Ohakune

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Ohakune Thursday afternoon to a woman who had suffered a cerebral haemorrhage.

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Ute rollover, Lichfield

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a farm near Lichfield, north-west of Tokoroa, yesterday evening.

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Teen injured in motor vehicle accident

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, along with the Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter, was dispatched to Ohau south of Levin to attend a serious motor vehicle crash.

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Single vehicle crash, Tirau

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Tirau late Wednesday evening to a single vehicle crash on White Road in Tirau.

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