Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)

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IFR IFR will be a significant development for the Rescue Helicopter Service in Canterbury and will essentially allow the Rescue Helicopter and crew to operate in more compromised weather conditions. Currently, due to specific weather patterns around the Canterbury region, we are unable to respond to some emergency call outs, it is estimated this figure […]

Midland District Freemasons Support

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Midland Masonic Choir Event I attended the Midland Masonic Choir Charity concert on Sat 9th November – what a fantastic evening. The masonic choir entertained us with some true classics which were interspersed with some of the winners of the Masonic Music Scholarships from schools in the area. There are some very talented young musicians […]

West Coast Community Support

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Willie McBride and Katrina Henderson fundraise for the Rescue Helicopter 15 year old aspiring pilot, Willie McBride has been tremendously successful in his recent fundraising efforts for the Trust. Similarly, Katrina Henderson has fundraised for the Trust for several years on the West Coast. Willie has been a strong supporter of the Canterbury West Coast […]

Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)

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IFR   IFR will be a significant development for the Rescue Helicopter Service in Canterbury and will essentially allow the Rescue Helicopter and crew to operate in more compromised weather conditions. Currently, due to specific weather patterns around the Canterbury region, we are unable to respond to some emergency call outs, it is estimated this figure […]

Christmas Appeal 2019

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A very special Christmas for the Byrne family. After a medical event at the wheel, the Byrne family just avoided two head on collisions and their car left the road, rolling six times across a paddock. By some miracle they were alive and their fate was now in the hands of the Rescue Helicopter and […]

Rescue Crew Challenge 2019!

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Rescue Crew Challenge Raises $100,000! The Rescue Crew Challenge 2019 (RCC) got underway on Sunday 22nd September. 19 Canterbury businesses took on the challenge; forming teams of 4 to fundraise and compete in the RCC event. Over $100,000 was raised and the Trust cannot thank everyone enough for their fantastic teamwork and fundraising efforts. Willie […]

Community Fundraising

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Amazing Fundraising Events in the Community Supporting the Air Rescue Service   Timaru’s St Mary’s Church packed out for inaugural 100 Voices concert Another great community event in Timaru has raised $3000 for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust! The Midland Masonic Male Choir, the InHarmony Choir, Timaru District Choir, and Rhyth-Mix Singers came together […]