Hundred Jump Project


Our community is always coming up with creative and exciting ways to raise money for the Rescue Helicopter Service. From racing in the Mongol Rally to holding Gala Dinners and even dressing up as Pirates. We thought we had seen it all. Until now. Introducing The Hundred Jump Project; the brainchild of local skydiving enthusiast Steve Gregor. […]

Most Trusted Brand

New Zealand and Reader’s Digest have voted the Westpac Rescue Helicopter the Most Trusted Charity Brand for 2018. Reader’s Digests conducts this annual poll and the public’s vote of confidence is great to receive. Being voted the Most Trusted Charity Brand is very rewarding, especially as there are so many great charities in New Zealand. The […]

25 Years of Westpac’s Support Celebration

In May we celebrated 25 Years of Westpac’s support along with the team at Westpac and GCH Aviation – some of whom have been involved with the Rescue Helicopter Service that long! The celebration, held at the GCH Aviation Emergency AirCentre, looked at the Service’s history through an exhibition, and the 120 strong crowd listened […]

Special visit from Kosmo the Police dog!

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifted Police Dog Kosmo to hospital after he was stabbed whilst on the job a couple of weeks ago. You may have seen this story on the news. Handler, Constable Turner, and Kosmo came into GCH Aviation Emergency AirCentre today to meet the crew who transferred him to the emergency 24 […]

Lions Clubs making a difference in our community

The Lions are ordinary men, women and young people from all walks of life who bridge religious, political, economic and social boundaries. They are united in their desire to make a difference by contributing their personal time and talents to help other people. Their motto is “We Serve”. The Geraldine Lions Club, with a 70 […]

AsureQuality & farmholders help the Rescue Helicopter

AsureQuality have once again partnered with the Rescue Helicopter Trust; the 2018 Map Project is mailed to farmholders across Canterbury and the West Coast. Here, at the Rescue Helicopter Trust, we really enjoy working with the team at AsureQuality, a valuable partnership founded on the basis of a common safety interest and a real appreciation of what […]

Springston School turns pirate for the day

Springston, a small semi-rural community just 25km south of Christchurch, has a wonderful school of 240 bright, bubbly, multi-talented students from Year 1 to Year 8 and a strong ethos of supporting their local community. The principal, Dianne Prendergast, and students recently presented a cheque to the Rescue Helicopter Trust. The students chose to support the […]

A bike accident, bullrush & a bull…

A bike accident, bullrush and a bull. Jivarn first needed the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in August 2017 after breaking his leg in a biking accident. Months later, whilst playing bullrush he broke his leg again and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew Jivarn to Christchurch Hospital for the second time!  Jivarn is recovering well and decided […]