Please help your rescue crew save more lives

Accidents or emergency situations can happen anywhere, anytime. It’s what happens next that matters.

The sooner treatment begins, the greater the chance of patient recovery. When the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter is tasked to a life-saving emergency rescue via the emergency 111 call system, it is the best and often the only option.

Founded in 1987, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter serves the Waikato, Coromandel and the King Country, bringing life-saving equipment and trauma-trained Critical Care Flight Paramedics directly to the patient.

We cannot do what we do without the support of our community. We rely on the kindness of people like you to save lives every day.
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Caroline will forever be grateful for her life-saving, time-critical flight
On a busy Friday morning in May, Caroline, a fit Mum in her 40’s, was going about her usual routine of getting her kids ready for school, when suddenly, her world was turned upside down.
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Jolisa got the flight she needed thanks to you!
In early June Te Puke teenager, Jolisa, and her family were on a dirt biking adventure out the back of the sandy dunes of Glink's Gully beach.
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Music Under the Oaks Charity Day Success!
Since its inception in 2009, Music Under the Oaks, an annual charity event held in Morrinsville to raise money for your local emergency services, has become a cherished fundraising tradition in the Waikato.
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