Crew Profile: Matt Boulcott


Matt Boulcott Matt needs no introduction! Matt has been a part of the crew for 4 years as a rescue pilot. Matt is a trusted and experienced pilot and huge asset to the rescue crew. His knowledge and experience navigating variable weather conditions and landing in rough terrain is invaluable. Stats: Name: Matt Boulcott Position: Rescue […]

Crew Profile: Greg, Matt and Rupert


Greg, Matt and Rupert! Now its time to introduce some of our New Zealand Flying Doctors Crew! Greg, Matt and Rupert are highly trained pilots who in 2018 completed 1180 missions. The New Zealand Flying Doctors service transfers critical care patients between hospitals around New Zealand. GCH Aviation have bases in both Nelson and Christchurch. […]

Mt Hutt Visit


Thank you Mt Hutt and Methven Lions Club! Trust CEO, Christine Prince, recently visited the Mt Hutt Methven office, where she was joined by the Methven Lions Club, and presented with two donation cheques for the Rescue Helicopter Service. The Methven Lions Club fundraised $18,000 at the ‘Discover Mt Hutt – Summer Open Day’ on […]

Crew Profile: George McInnes


George McInnes We are excited to introduce some of our new and existing rescue crew members! George McInnes is a talented pilot that has recently joined the team. George not only pilots the Westpac Rescue Helicopter when on shift, he studies the weather forecast, calculates fuel requirements and plans the best route to the scene. […]

Easter Message from the Crew

Keep safe outdoors this Winter A message from the Air Rescue crew with their tips for staying safe in the upcoming Winter months. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crew urge you to take care. Whatever you get up to, whether you are gathering with friends and family, planning an outdoor activity or hitting the slopes, plan […]

Celebrating Women in the Community


Above and Beyond Celebration On the 10th April the Trust held an awards ceremony celebrating an amazing group of women in the Canterbury and West Coast community. Westpac was heavily involved in this event, including the tough task of judging the entries. Westpac actively takes steps to recognise women who deserve commendation including their “Women of […]