NZCC Rescue Helicopter Equipment Fundraiser

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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

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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 […]

Lyttleton Port Company Support Air Rescue

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Lyttleton Port Company joins as Mission Sponsor Thank you to the Lyttleton Port Company who have recently become a mission sponsor for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust, supporting the rescue helicopter crews to carry out operations across both land and sea and ultimately save lives. LPC Strategic Engagement Manager Phil de Joux says […]

Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)

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IFR IFR will be a significant development for the Rescue Helicopter Service in Canterbury and will essentially allow the Rescue Helicopter and crew to operate in more compromised weather conditions. Currently, due to specific weather patterns around the Canterbury region, we are unable to respond to some emergency call outs, it is estimated this figure […]

West Coast Community Support

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Willie McBride and Katrina Henderson fundraise for the Rescue Helicopter 15 year old aspiring pilot, Willie McBride has been tremendously successful in his recent fundraising efforts for the Trust. Similarly, Katrina Henderson has fundraised for the Trust for several years on the West Coast. Willie has been a strong supporter of the Canterbury West Coast […]

Christmas Appeal 2019

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A very special Christmas for the Byrne family. After a medical event at the wheel, the Byrne family just avoided two head on collisions and their car left the road, rolling six times across a paddock. By some miracle they were alive and their fate was now in the hands of the Rescue Helicopter and […]

Rescue Crew Challenge 2019!

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Rescue Crew Challenge Raises $100,000! The Rescue Crew Challenge 2019 (RCC) got underway on Sunday 22nd September. 19 Canterbury businesses took on the challenge; forming teams of 4 to fundraise and compete in the RCC event. Over $100,000 was raised and the Trust cannot thank everyone enough for their fantastic teamwork and fundraising efforts. Willie […]