Rescue Crew Training

Training Saves Lives As we enter 2021, the Crew are focused on being prepared for when the next call comes in. All 43 Crewman, Intensive Care Paramedics and Pilots train year round to be fully equipped to deal with the varying rescue missions they face. Each year the Trust needs to raise $215,000 for training […]


Terra Viva Support Air Rescue

Thank you Terra Viva CWCART Relationship Manger, Rose- Marie and Rescue Helicopter Crew Member, Tom, recently visited Terra Viva to thank them for their fundraising efforts In February 2020 Terra Viva announced they would donate $1 for every high tea booking they received that year. In February 2021 the Trust received a $2,800 donation from […]


Rescue Crew Celebration

Celebrating the Air Rescue Crew and Air Rescue Ambassadors The Trust recently hosted a breakfast, to celebrate the festive season but also to thank the Rescue Crew and Ambassadors for their support throughout the year. Air Rescue patients, Josie and Andrew were awarded with certificates of appreciation for their tremendous support and willingness to tell […]

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ROA Mining Helicopter Launch Event

New BK-117 on the West Coast! Greymouth put on a superb day to celebrate the ROA Mining Rescue launch of the new BK-117 helicopter, at the Greymouth Air Rescue Hangar on 3 December. In her speech Christine Prince, Chief Executive of the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust, expressed her excitement over the long-awaited addition […]


Thank You Freemasons

Thank You Freemasons The Trust is grateful to Freemasons St Albans Lodge No 2597 for their recent gift to support Christchurch’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Senior Lodge members recently visited the GCH Aviation Air Centre, to present crew with a donation of $5,000 – which will support a capital project. Pictured are (L-R) Ron Sutherland, […]


Road Accident Remembrance Day 2020

Road Accident Remembrance Day 2020 The Road Traffic Accident Trauma Charitable Trust hold an annual Road Accident Remembrance Day. This year it was on Sat 28th November in North Hagley Park, just next to Lake Victoria. The day is about acknowledging survivors and those who have tragically lost their lives, recognising and thanking those involved […]

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Business Support Crew Update

Business Support Crew Update On behalf of the pilots, paramedics, and the crew of the Canterbury and West Coast Rescue Helicopters, I want to thank all of our business supporters for your unwavering support and continued generosity in 2020. It has been an extraordinary year, yet despite the challenges and uncertainty, you continue to make […]