Rescue Crew Challenge

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 […]

Bringing Hope This Christmas

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BRINGING HOPE THIS CHRISTMAS Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we have raised enough funds to provide hope to 26 families this busy holiday period. But with an average of 3 missions every 24 hours, we need to raise another $80K to make a life-saving difference to more people in our community. Donate today to save […]

Waikari School Visit

Waikari School Visit We were privileged to host Waikari School at the GCH Aviation Emergency Air Centre this week. The school recently held a Twilight Market where the children showcased their handmade eco-friendly crafts created during terms 2 and 3. The children chose to donate all funds raised to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service because […]

Selwyn Motor Fest

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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

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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 […]

Rescue Crew Challenge is Coming!

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It’s coming! The excitement is building as Rescue Crew Challenge preparations continue. We are hard at work planning an event that will truly emulate the challenges our rescue crews face. Whether it be on the job itself, or in training, every day brings something different and uniquely challenging. We want every person articipating in the […]

The Gift of Hope

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Give the gift of hope this Christmas This Christmas, help us bring hope to people at their time of greatest need. The holiday season is almost upon us; it is the busiest period for our crews and hearing the Rescue Helicopter arrive this Christmas will be the most precious gift for someone’s family. Your support […]

West Coast Update

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Exciting West Coast Update:  Great news! In line with requirements of the new NASO contract, the West Coast community is now served by a twin engine BK117-B2 rescue helicopter. A temporary rescue helicopter was deployed to Greymouth for the 1st November deadline, but the designated West Coast rescue helicopter will shortly be replacing it. We […]