Winter into Summer


Thank you to everyone who donated to our Winter Appeal, Rescue Ready. The funds raised are being put directly in to the providing the vital training needed to prepare the crew for any emergency. As we move in to summer, we all really look forward to some holiday time and most of us do get […]

Road Accident Remembrance Day


The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust is proud to support the Road Traffic Accident Trauma Charitable Trust The Road Traffic Accident Trust is holding a remembrance day on Saturday 3rd November that we are proud to support. Open to the general public, the day focuses on acknowledging all aspects of road traffic incidents. Canterbury West […]

Crew Update


October Update The rescue crew have been busy as ever in October. With the summer weather starting to arrive, the missions have been on the increase. The labour day long weekend saw 13 missions over the 3 day break. Motor vehicle accidents have been on the rise with 21 serious MVA’s involving multiple patients. We […]

Open Day is on this Sunday!

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Open Day 2.0 is just a few days away! Get excited! Our Air Rescue and Emergency Services Open Day is gearing up to be a huge event this weekend. On Sunday 28th October, we invite you to join the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crew and other local Emergency Services for an action-packed day! A unique opportunity […]

Welcoming to the team…


We are very excited to welcome on two new members of the team, Rose-Marie Schiavuzzi and Kendall Green. Rose-Marie has come on board as our Development Manager and Kendall as a Marketing and Fundraising Executive.  Rose-Marie has worked in Corporate Sponsorship for many years both here in New Zealand and Australia. Her roles have focused on […]

Rescue Crew Update


No matter the weather, no matter the time, the rescue crew are always ready. Staying rescue ready is a theme the crew focuses heavily on.  Always being prepared to fly out to help people in need at a moments notice is the top priority. September has been no different for the crew, and the transition […]

Business Support Crew Event


Last month we hosted a Business Support Crew Event, held at the GCH Aviation Air Emergency Centre. We welcomed over 120 guests and enjoyed presentations from Trust CEO, Christine Prince, Bryce Williamson (a patient), and the crew. Patients, their families and close friends were invited to come and meet the generous Business Support Crew. We are […]

Westpac Champion Business Awards

Westpac Awards

The Trust was very proud to be a finalist at this year’s Westpac Champion Business Awards. The Business Awards celebrate excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the Canterbury region. The Trust was fortunate enough to be a finalist in the “Champion Community Impact Award – Medium/Large Scale Enterprise” category. Although we […]