Business Support Crew Coordinator- Sean Simpson

Business Support Crew Coordinator- Sean Simpson Sean has been with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter for close to 20 years, working closely with both new and existing business supporters, overseeing business donations and associated marketing and business benefits (such as winning the annual signage draw to get the company on the rescue helicopter!) When asked about […]

Rescue Helicopter Specifications

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The H-145 and Bk-117 Rescue Helicopters The Canterbury Air Rescue Service is home to both the H-145 Rescue Helicopter and the BK-117 Rescue Helicopter. The West Coast Crew also operate a Bk-117 Rescue Helicopter in Greymouth. The H-145 is a new helicopter, added to the service in August 2019. It is the first Airbus H145 […]

August 2020 Mission Report

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August 2020 Mission Statistics The Canterbury and West Coast Crews responded to a total of 77 emergency service call-outs in July. The Canterbury Westpac Rescue Crew were tasked to 77 missions during the month, and the West ROA Mining Rescue Crew were tasked to 16 missions. August was the second busiest month of the year […]

July 2020 Mission Report

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July Mission Report- Canterbury and West Coast The Canterbury and West Coast Crews responded to a total of 90 emergency service call-outs in July. The Canterbury Westpac Rescue Crew were tasked to 72 missions during the month, and the West ROA Mining Rescue Crew were tasked to 18 missions. July was the second busiest month […]

Brett Anderson: Air Rescue Ambassador

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Brett Anderson- Air Rescue Ambassador Hi, my name is Brett Anderson and I am CEO of the Christchurch Casino and long time business supporter of the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust. I am proud to be a new Ambassador for the Trust I love the outdoors, pushing boundaries and taking on challenges, I appreciate […]

Domino’s Fundraiser for Air Rescue

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Domino’s fundraises $5,165 for the Trust! The wonderful team at Domino’s New Zealand together with our pizza loving communities, have joined in raising $5,165 for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter and West Coast ROA Mining Rescue Helicopter services. We want to give a huge shout out to the local branches at Greymouth, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Belfast, […]

Introducing Lyn Thomas

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Lyn Thomas- Development Director The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust is thrilled to announce the appointment of Lyn Thomas as Development Director for both the Air Rescue Trust and the New Zealand Flying Doctors Trust. Lyn made the transition into fundraising in 2009. Her first long-term role was working as Head of Supporter Relationships […]

Ezibed Partnership

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Ezibed partners with CWCART The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust has partnered with Ezibed Limited, to raise funds for the Christchurch Westpac Rescue Helicopter and West Coast ROA Mining Rescue Helicopter services. Ezibed Limited is a 100% New Zealand owned company, operated by Mitchell Corp NZ Ltd, one of New Zealand’s largest accommodation solution […]

Mark Inglis: Air Rescue Ambassador

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Mark Inglis: Air Rescue Ambassador Hi my name is Mark Inglis and I am proud to be an Ambassador for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue. Like many charities the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust has been significantly impacted by Covid-19. Fundraising is down close to 50%.  However, mission numbers are up as life goes on; there are […]

Big boost for West Coast Rescue Helicopter

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Big boost for West Coast Rescue Helicopter By: Georgia O’Connor-harding The West Coast’s emergency helicopter has received $14,000 of funding to ensure the continuation of its life-saving air service. Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue’s chief executive Christine Prince travelled over from Christchurch to Greymouth on Tuesday for a presentation after a huge fundraising effort by […]