Rescue Crew Challenge

ICP rescue crewman in heli

It’s your last chance to enter the challenge! We’ve had a great response from businesses wanting to participate in the 2019 Rescue Crew Challenge; we’ve almost reached our target of 30 teams with only a couple of spots available.  If you’re up for the challenge but haven’t registered your team yet, please get in touch with […]

Rescue Crew Update

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

Canterbury and West Coast Westpac Crew Update November and December have been very busy months for the crew as the busy summer period is starting to roll around the corner for the crew of Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Helicopter Service. Crew training has also been a priority. In July, members of the Westpac Rescue […]

Selwyn Motor Fest


Selwyn Motor Fest is all go this Sunday! Selwyn Motor Fest is soon to be the biggest and best car show in the South Island. The inaugural event in 2017 was a resounding success, with a huge attendance of 6,000+ people from all over the South Island and raising $28,000+ for charity in the process. […]

Open Day


Fun at the Air Rescue & Emergency Services Open Day 2018! October 28th was a magnificent day celebrating the work of Canterbury’s air rescue and emergency services teams. After having to postpone the event earlier this year because of weather, it was a welcome relief to see blue skies on Sunday morning. A huge thanks […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]