Holi Festival of Colours


Indian-Māori fusion at Christchurch Holi Festival of Colours 2019 We are proud to be involved in the 2019 Christchurch Holi Festival of Colours! This year’s event will focus on cultural unity in the lead up to Waitangi Day,  and will feature contemporary Indian and Māori  performances, as well as New Zealand’s first aerial flower petal […]

Hundred Jump Challenge


Weather Sucks 5am, 2nd December 2018 was set for Steve Gregor to begin his Hundred Jump challenge to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Local skydiving enthusiast Steve wanted to set a New Zealand record and raise money for our charity by completing 100+ skydives in one day. “I wanted to take an idea that seemed impossible, […]

Rescue Crew Challenge

ICP rescue crewman in heli

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


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 […]

Rescue Crew Update

ZK-HGU on its new trolley at he GCH Aviation Greymouth Base hangar.  Stu Gorrie at the controls

Canterbury and West Coast Westpac Crew Update November and December have been very busy months for the crew as the busy summer period is starting to roll around the corner for the crew of Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Helicopter Service. Crew training has also been a priority. In July, members of the Westpac Rescue […]

Selwyn Motor Fest


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


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 […]