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. Our February “Above and Beyond’ campaign highlighted our female crew members Kath and Juliet and the work they both do as members of the air rescue crew. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holi Festival of Colours

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Indian-Māori fusion at Christchurch Holi Festival of Colours 2019 We are proud to be involved in the 2019 Christchurch Holi Festival of Colours! This year’s event will focus on cultural unity in the lead up to Waitangi Day,  and will feature contemporary Indian and Māori  performances, as well as New Zealand’s first aerial flower petal […]