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 […]

The Gift of Hope


Give the gift of hope this Christmas This Christmas, help us bring hope to people at their time of greatest need. The holiday season is almost upon us; it is the busiest period for our crews and hearing the Rescue Helicopter arrive this Christmas will be the most precious gift for someone’s family. Your support […]

Winter into Summer


Thank you to everyone who donated to our Winter Appeal, Rescue Ready. The funds raised are being put directly in to the providing the vital training needed to prepare the crew for any emergency. As we move in to summer, we all really look forward to some holiday time and most of us do get […]

Sheffield School Base Visit

Kent showing kids helmet

Sheffield school came to visit us at the base Friday 14th of September. Kent Wilson, one our highly experienced Rescue Pilots, gave the students a tour of the base and helped them to learn a little bit more about what we do at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. The students sat in a big circle around […]

Rescue Ready


“An emergency call comes through. The Christchurch Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew are dispatched to a serious accident on a fishing boat off the coast of Westport. Rescue Pilot Kent briefs his colleague Regan; an offshore mission requires 2 Pilots for safety. While the clinical crew, Mike and Kath prepare, Kent studies the weather forecast, working […]