Crew News


Rescue Crew News: As a result of the new NASO service delivery contract staffing/crew numbers will increase progressively over the coming months. We are busy working through all of the training requirements and costings with GCH Aviation, operator of the rescue helicopter service. The new winch simulator funded by the Urquhart Trust will be up […]

Selwyn Motor Fest


Selwyn Motor Fest is all go this Sunday! Selwyn Motor Fest is soon to be the biggest and best car show in the South Island. The inaugural event in 2017 was a resounding success, with a huge attendance of 6,000+ people from all over the South Island and raising $28,000+ for charity in the process. […]

Open Day


Fun at the Air Rescue & Emergency Services Open Day 2018! October 28th was a magnificent day celebrating the work of Canterbury’s air rescue and emergency services teams. After having to postpone the event earlier this year because of weather, it was a welcome relief to see blue skies on Sunday morning. A huge thanks […]

The Gift of Hope


Give the gift of hope this Christmas This Christmas, help us bring hope to people at their time of greatest need. The holiday season is almost upon us; it is the busiest period for our crews and hearing the Rescue Helicopter arrive this Christmas will be the most precious gift for someone’s family. Your support […]

West Coast Update


Exciting West Coast Update:  Great news! In line with requirements of the new NASO contract, the West Coast community is now served by a twin engine BK117-B2 rescue helicopter. A temporary rescue helicopter was deployed to Greymouth for the 1st November deadline, but the designated West Coast rescue helicopter will shortly be replacing it. We […]