The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a serious motor vehicle crash near Katikati on Sunday 3 February.
Two cars had collided head on and the driver of one car, a 31 year old Tauranga woman, received critical injuries.
She was cut from her car by Fire Emergency NZ before being stabilised at the scene by medics.
She was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.
Her two children received minor injuries in the crash and the driver of the second vehicle was taken to Tauranga Hospital with moderate injuries.