Chopper Appeal 2019

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Chopper Country- Accidents Happen Every Day  This Chopper Appeal we need your help to raise $205,000 so we can be there if things don’t go as planned. In 2018 the Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to nearly 300 accidents out of 650 total missions in the Canterbury and West Coast region. Accidents do happen every day, […]

Matt’s Rescue Story

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Rescue at the Christchurch Gondola Matt became a patient of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in July last year. Matt is a quintessential Kiwi; he loves the outdoors and wants to challenge himself in everything he does. Unfortunately, when out paragliding at the Christchurch Gondola, a major accident occurred. One minute Matt was soaring free as […]

Latest Rescue Crew News 2019

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Latest Canterbury Crew News The Westpac Canterbury rescue crew have completed approximately 153 missions in 2019. January saw 43 completed missions for the crew, with 21 accident related missions and 17 medical related retrievals. Other mission types include inter-hospital transfers and search and rescue. These missions could also include the use of night vision goggles […]

West Coast Crew News

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NZZC West Coast Crew News Canterbury and the West Coast need your support this Chopper Appeal. The NZCC West Coast rescue crew have had a busy few months so far this year. The crew have attended over 70 missions in 2019, with mission numbers expected to increase as we head into the winter months. Members of […]

Selwyn Motor Fest 2018

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Selwyn Motor Fest The 2018 Selwyn Motor Fest was held on 25th November and what a day it was! The Canterbury community gathered for an event packed with hundreds of show vehicles, market stalls and food vendors, live entertainment and so much more. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate, around 260 vehicles still made 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 […]

Vote to help us win!

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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 […]