January and February 2020 Mission Stats


January and February 2020 Mission Report Summary The first two months of the new decade have seen both the Canterbury and West Coast crews as busy as ever. Mission types varied from medical patient transfers, motor vehicle accidents, hiking accidents and STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) events to name a few. The Rescue Helicopter flew to […]

2019 Mission Report


Mission Report 2019 The year ended 31 Dec 2019 saw the Canterbury and West Coast crews respond to 807 missions in total. Mission statistics for the year were consistent with recent yearly trends; the majority of callouts for the Canterbury Crew were responding to accidents (45%), medical events (34%) and inter-hospital transfers (21%) making up […]

Ann-Marie Joins the Trust!

This month the Trust welcomes a new staff member! The Trust is very excited to welcome a new member to the team, Ann-Marie Nolan. Ann- Marie has joined the team as the executive assistant to the Trust CEO, Christine Prince. Ann-Marie has worked in admin roles for many years in Christchurch. Ann-Marie arrives from a […]

Miles Toyota Support


Miles Toyota extends partnership with the Trust The Trust would like to extend its thank to Miles Toyota for continuing to be our vehicle sponsor in 2020. Miles Toyota has supported the Trust for many years and their support is greatly appreciated. Thank you Mark Mills and the Miles Toyota team for your ongoing support. […]

Hurunui Race & Gala Day 2020


The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust was thrilled to be named the charity partners for the 2020 Hurunui Race & Gala Day. The origin of the Hurunui Race and Gala Day dates back to Saturday 11th April 1874 when the historic track at Medbury was for used for racing. The first major race meeting […]

NZCC Rescue Helicopter Equipment Fundraiser


Rapid Relief Support the Air Rescue Service on the West Coast The Greymouth Rapid Relief Team hosted a lunchtime fundraiser in the town square on Saturday, part of a fundraising drive to purchase specialized equipment needed for the NZCC West Coast rescue crew. The Greymouth community showed tremendous support for the fundraiser and their generous […]

Christchurch Hospital Helipad


Helipad Celebrations at Hagley Park The Trust celebrated the Christchurch Hospital helipad launch alongside the Maia Health Foundation and the Canterbury community earlier this month. The Maia Health Foundation hosted an amazing event celebrating all those involved with the Christchurch Hospital helipad project. The Maia Health Foundation began fundraising for the helipad in early 2018 […]