The 24/7 emergency service is always on call
to save lives whenever they’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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life saving rescue missions
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“We donate because we are so thankful that Air Rescue were able to be there to bring me to safety that day.”
Chemistry Professor, experienced tramper, patient

News and stories from our staff, patients, families and investors that make the difference…

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Our Stories

Find out how your donations continue to support 
Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue.
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Ways to donate

Discover the ways you can help make a difference.
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This August take up the challenge to walk, run, ride, ski – however you want to move – to raise funds to support the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopters and the ROA Mining Rescue Helicopter.

For the whole month of August you can take on a distance challenge, get fit, improve your mental well-being and raise money to support the training and equipment needed on every rescue helicopter in our region.

Get more information by commenting below. 


#backtibasenz #virtualchallenge #rescuehelicoptersnz #airrescue #lifesavers
Loving this coloring in from Georgia (10) 
Thank you for taking the time to send it in with your message for the crew. 
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Kaikoura your are such a stunning spot for a photo.

We love that we have helipads to make it easier for us to collect people who need our help and we love the support of the local communities in making it possible to build these. 

Photo Credit: Andy Shearer

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