The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter carried out nine missions last week.
The missions where due to the large amount of outdoor activity taking place on the mountain and the Central Plateau at this time of year.
The large Avalanche that occurred on Mt Ruapehu preceded an already planned Avalanche SAREX training exercise which was staged on Mt Tongariro on 13 August. The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter along with local helicopter operators, and the RNZAF worked together on the exercise.
Photo credit: Zoe Gilmer, Greenlea Rescue Helicopter at avalanche SAREX on Mt Tongariro