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The new H145 of GCH Aviation on the West Coast for the recovery of an unwell man from a commercial fishing boat off the coast from Greymouth.  The man was winched from the vessel and flown to Greymouth hospital.

New Air Rescue Trustees!

Introducing Danny Schroder and Chris Weir Danny recently joined the Air Rescue Trust and currently works as the head of event attraction and planning at Vbase in Canterbury. Danny has worked in a variety of locations across Australia and New Zealand and gained his Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma at Victoria University of Wellington. […]

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Ezibed.com

Ezibed and Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust Partnership The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust and Ezibed.com have teamed up to bring you exclusive accommodation deals, for a limited time only! Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to get out and explore our beautiful backyard, by supporting local and booking local. […]

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Canterbury Bride of the Year 2020

$2,000 donated to Air Rescue The 2020 Canterbury Bride of the Year event was held at Rydges Latimer on Sunday 27th September. The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust was thrilled to be named charity of choice for this event, which raised $2,000. Thank you to Suzanne Carson and all those involved in this beautiful […]

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Rescue Helicopter Specifications

The H-145 and Bk-117 Rescue Helicopters The Canterbury Air Rescue Service is home to both the H-145 Rescue Helicopter and the BK-117 Rescue Helicopter. The West Coast Crew also operate a Bk-117 Rescue Helicopter in Greymouth. The Airbus H-145 was introduced to the service in August 2019. It was one of the two Airbus H-145 […]

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August 2020 Mission Report

August 2020 Mission Statistics The Canterbury and West Coast Crews responded to a total of 93 emergency service call-outs in July. The Canterbury Westpac Rescue Crew were tasked to 77 missions during the month, and the West Coast ROA Mining Rescue Crew were tasked to 16 missions. August was the second busiest month of the […]

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July 2020 Mission Report

July Mission Report- Canterbury and West Coast The Canterbury and West Coast Crews responded to a total of 90 emergency service call-outs in July. The Canterbury Westpac Rescue Crew were tasked to 72 missions during the month, and the West ROA Mining Rescue Crew were tasked to 18 missions. July was the second busiest month […]