Our 24/7 emergency service is always on call
to save lives whenever we’re needed.
We need to raise $6m each year to provide this critical service.
Your support helps ensure that we can continue to
offer this lifesaving service to our community.

When every second counts
your support makes the difference

How you can support us…

Make a Donation

Your contribution today will help us keep this vital service flying, saving the lives of New Zealanders in their time of extreme need!

Become a Corporate Partner

Our business supporters play a vital role in allowing us to support a full-time rescue helicopter service.
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Leave a Legacy

When you choose to leave a gift in your will, we guarantee that your generosity will continue to save lives beyond your own lifetime.

Organise a Fundraiser

You can support us by fundraising, we rely on our community to help fund this life-saving Service.
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So wonderful to get feedback from the crew about the ultrasound course yesterday. A huge thanks to the support of our wonderful donors for making this possible. 

"It was an amazing course and great value for the crew" 

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From a couple of our beautiful birds to another, congratulations to the Pūteketeke on winning Bird of the Century! 

We're so pleased you got worldwide coverage of the competition.


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When they fly using IFR our pilots have to use the airport runway. Here's a little clip of them getting underway.