NZCC Rescue Helicopter Equipment Fundraiser

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Rapid Relief Support the Air Rescue Service on the West Coast The Greymouth Rapid Relief Team hosted a lunchtime fundraiser in the town square on Saturday, part of a fundraising drive to purchase specialized equipment needed for the NZCC West Coast rescue crew. The Greymouth community showed tremendous support for the fundraiser and their generous […]

Christchurch Hospital Helipad

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Helipad Celebrations at Hagley Park The Trust celebrated the Christchurch Hospital helipad launch alongside the Maia Health Foundation and the Canterbury community earlier this month. The Maia Health Foundation hosted an amazing event celebrating all those involved with the Christchurch Hospital helipad project. The Maia Health Foundation began fundraising for the helipad in early 2018 […]

Lyttleton Port Company Support Air Rescue

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Lyttleton Port Company joins as Mission Sponsor Thank you to the Lyttleton Port Company who have recently become a mission sponsor for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust, supporting the rescue helicopter crews to carry out operations across both land and sea and ultimately save lives. LPC Strategic Engagement Manager Phil de Joux says […]

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 […]