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

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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 […]

Selwyn Motor Fest 2018

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Selwyn Motor Fest The 2018 Selwyn Motor Fest was held on 25th November and what a day it was! The Canterbury community gathered for an event packed with hundreds of show vehicles, market stalls and food vendors, live entertainment and so much more. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate, around 260 vehicles still made it […]

Rescue Crew Challenge Postponed

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RCC Postponement Dear Friends and Supporters, This is a very sad time for Christchurch; on behalf of the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust, our thoughts and condolences are with you, our community, especially the families affected by this tragic event. Out of respect, we have decided to postpone the Rescue Crew Challenge scheduled for the […]

Great news for the West Coast!

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Bk-117 Arrival Thank you to all of our West Coast NZCC Rescue Helicopter service supporters who came along to view the twin-engine BK- 117 now based in Greymouth. We met on the 14th March at the hangar and the rain held off long enough so most had a chance to see the new helicopter. It […]

We won $25,000!!

THANK YOU!! The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust earned 2nd place and $25,000 in the Archibalds Drive for Good competition! More than 21,000 people voted for their favourite local charity as part of the Drive for Good. The top three charities were: 1. The Champion Centre  2. Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust 3. Ronald McDonald House […]

Women making a difference

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“Above & Beyond” Juliet and Kath, both crew members and Intensive Care Paramedics, risk their lives to save the lives of others. Their skill and experience is the culmination of many years of training. We need to raise $171,000 for essential crew training this year – your donation of $50 by 31 March will help […]

Mt Hutt Open Day

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Mt Hutt Open Day On Saturday 2nd March Mt Hutt is holding a summer open day (www.discovermthutt.co.nz) in conjunction with the Methven Lions Club. Thank you to Methven Lions and Mt Hutt for choosing to support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service at their Open Day this year. “Discover Mt Hutt” is a community fundraiser with […]