“A gloriously beautiful day,” is how Fay Selby-Law describes her climb up Tauhara Mountain. After drinking in ‘amazing views,’ Fay and her daughter, Mihi, took a literal drink in a little stream during descent. One slip on a steep gradient was all it took, and the gloriously beautiful day disintegrated in a split second.read more
This morning the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched out to Whakamarama, in a rural area in the Western Bay of Plenty District.read more
With 11 missions from dirt bike falls to a search and rescue after a distress flare was sighted off the coast of Whanganui, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter reported a busy week.read more
We Need You
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.
Saving Lives, Together.