West Coast Mission Review August 2019


NEW ZEALAND COAL & CARBON RESCUE HELICOPTER In what was the second busiest month of the year to date, the crew of Greymouth’s NZCC Rescue Helicopter responded to 25 EMS (Emergency Medical Service) callouts across the West Coast and beyond during August, clocking up almost 50 hours of flying time. About 40% of the jobs […]

Canterbury Mission Review August 2019


WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER August 2019 has been the busiest month of the year so far for crews on Canterbury’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter, with 61 emergency callouts across the region for a range of trauma and medical incidents. August also marked a very special milestone for the service, with the introduction of a brand new H145 […]

AsureQuality Map Project


AsureQuality Map Project We have joined forces with the rural community again in 2019 to help keep Chopper County safe when things don’t go as planned. Farmholders should return property maps by September 30th. FIND OUT MORE (Link to https://www.airrescue.co.nz/asurequality/)

West Coast Missions

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NZCC West Coast Dual Mission Report: On the 9th August the NZCC Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Round Hill Ski Field near Lake Tekapo, for an injured snowboarder. One moderately injured patient was transported through to Christchurch Hospital for further care. Upon leaving Christchurch, the West Coast crew were dispatched again to retrieve a patient […]

Help get us off the ground

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The new H145 Rescue Helicopter ready for service Raising the bar in emergency air response in New Zealand, the arrival of the new H145 Westpac Rescue Helicopter means improved performance and patient care. Right now we need your help to us get off the ground. We need to raise $205,000 to cover mission costs for […]

H145 and BK117 Helicopter Specifications


H145 and BK117 Rescue Helicopters The primary Westpac Rescue Helicopter based in Christchurch is an Airbus H145. This is a new helicopter, added to the service in August 2019, and is the first of its type on emergency medical service operation, in New Zealand. Advanced avionics and autopilot features, plus a more spacious cabin area […]

New H145 Rescue Helicopter Launch

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New Rescue Helicopter unveiled at Christchurch Rescue Base On Tuesday two new air ambulance helicopters were launched for the South Island air rescue service; it is the first time these highly-specified helicopters have been used in New Zealand for emergency medical purposes. New Zealand’s Health Minister Hon Dr David Clark unveiled the new Airbus H145 […]

New West Coast Crew Member

ZK-HGU on its new trolley at he GCH Aviation Greymouth Base hangar.  Stu Gorrie at the controls

Hernan Holliday joins the Crew. Hernan Holliday is an Intensive Care Paramedic, that has recently joined the West Coast Crew. We asked Hernan a few questions to help you get to know him better! How long have you been a NZCC Rescue Crew member?  Officially started on the 24th May 2019, but had covered the […]