Ann-Marie Joins the Trust!

This month the Trust welcomes a new staff member! The Trust is very excited to welcome a new member to the team, Ann-Marie Nolan. Ann- Marie has joined the team as the executive assistant to the Trust CEO, Christine Prince. Ann-Marie has worked in admin roles for many years in Christchurch. Ann-Marie arrives from a […]

Miles Toyota Support


Miles Toyota extends partnership with the Trust The Trust would like to extend its thank to Miles Toyota for continuing to be our vehicle sponsor in 2020. Miles Toyota has supported the Trust for many years and their support is greatly appreciated. Thank you Mark Mills and the Miles Toyota team for your ongoing support. […]

Hurunui Race & Gala Day 2020


The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust was thrilled to be named the charity partners for the 2020 Hurunui Race & Gala Day. The origin of the Hurunui Race and Gala Day dates back to Saturday 11th April 1874 when the historic track at Medbury was for used for racing. The first major race meeting […]

NZCC Rescue Helicopter Equipment Fundraiser


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


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


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) (7)

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 […]