Mt Hutt Visit


Thank you Mt Hutt and Methven Lions Club! Trust CEO, Christine Prince, recently visited the Mt Hutt Methven office, where she was joined by the Methven Lions Club, and presented with two donation cheques for the Rescue Helicopter Service. The Methven Lions Club fundraised $18,000 at the ‘Discover Mt Hutt – Summer Open Day’ on […]

Rescue Crew Challenge Postponed


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 […]

Great news for the West Coast!

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

Bk-117 Arrival Thank you to all of our West Coast NZCC Rescue Helicopter service supporters who came along to view the twin-engine BK- 117 now based in Greymouth. We met on the 14th March at the hangar and the rain held off long enough so most had a chance to see the new helicopter. It […]

We won $25,000!!

THANK YOU!! The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust earned 2nd place and $25,000 in the Archibalds Drive for Good competition! More than 21,000 people voted for their favourite local charity as part of the Drive for Good. The top three charities were: 1. The Champion Centre  2. Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust 3. Ronald McDonald House […]

Mt Hutt Open Day


Mt Hutt Open Day On Saturday 2nd March Mt Hutt is holding a summer open day ( 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 […]

Vote to help us win!


PLEASE VOTE NOW We are in the final of Archibald’s DRIVE FOR GOOD and we need your vote to help us win a share of $100,000. People like you can vote now and help us to save lives like Helen’s. Helen suffered fractured vertebrae, fractured femur, and fingers, massive bruising and had 20 staples put in the […]

Ballin’ for a Cause


Olivia Ellis organised a charity ball – Ballin’ for a Cause – held at The Cuban last month. The event raised $7,200 for the Christchurch Westpac Rescue Helicopter, a service close to Olivia and her family’s heart after her brother was flown from Ashburton to Christchurch Hospital in 2014. Olivia visited the rescue helicopter base […]