Meet our Amazing Engineers!


In this issue of the newsletter, we wanted to highlight or amazing team of engineers. Featured in the photo above are engineers Hugo Wilding and Mike Battersby who along with many others, keep our aircraft performing to the highest standards. This crew work tirelessly behind the scenes to service the rescue helicopter and keep our […]

Community Support


The Trust were proud to host 2 groups to the base recently: Charles Upham Men’s Club Thank you the Charles Upham Men’s Club who visited the GCH base recently. You can read an excerpt from their newsletter about their experience at the base below; “Our Men’s Club was enthralled by helicopters and stories of heroic […]

West Coast Crew approach busy season


Our Greymouth based crew have also had a busy start to the Winter season. Over the Queens Birthday weekend the NZCC West Coast Rescue Crew conducted 4 missions. The air rescue service were needed at a MVA on Arnold Valley Road, two inter hospital transfers for patients suffering heart and chest pain, and an accident […]

Rescue Crew Challenge 2.0


We have a new date for the Rescue Crew Challenge 2.0 It wasn’t an easy decision to postpone the Rescue Crew Challenge but one that we felt was necessary to allow our people to focus their efforts on supporting the community. Now we are ready to jump back into action… we have a new date […]

Easter Message from the Crew

Keep safe outdoors this Winter A message from the Air Rescue crew with their tips for staying safe in the upcoming Winter months. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crew urge you to take care. Whatever you get up to, whether you are gathering with friends and family, planning an outdoor activity or hitting the slopes, plan […]