AsureQuality Map Project

AsureQuality Map Project We have joined forces with the rural community again in 2019 to help keep Chopper County safe when things don’t go as planned. Farmholders should return property maps by September 30th. FIND OUT MORE (Link to

NZCC Heaphy Track 3

West Coast Missions

NZCC West Coast Dual Mission Report: On the 9th August the NZCC Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Round Hill Ski Field near Lake Tekapo, for an injured snowboarder. One moderately injured patient was transported through to Christchurch Hospital for further care. Upon leaving Christchurch, the West Coast crew were dispatched again to retrieve a patient […]

CWCART – AUG 19DM – Letter Artwork 213 x 300mm

Help get us off the ground

The new H145 Rescue Helicopter ready for service Raising the bar in emergency air response in New Zealand, the arrival of the new H145 Westpac Rescue Helicopter means improved performance and patient care. Right now we need your help to us get off the ground. We need to raise $205,000 to cover mission costs for […]

CWCART – AUG 19DM – DLE Support Recognition Card Template FINAL no byline

New H145 Rescue Helicopter Launch

New Rescue Helicopter unveiled at Christchurch Rescue Base On Tuesday two new air ambulance helicopters were launched for the South Island air rescue service; it is the first time these highly-specified helicopters have been used in New Zealand for emergency medical purposes. New Zealand’s Health Minister Hon Dr David Clark unveiled the new Airbus H145 […]

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

New West Coast Crew Member

Hernan Holliday joins the Crew. Hernan Holliday is an Intensive Care Paramedic, that has recently joined the West Coast Crew. We asked Hernan a few questions to help you get to know him better! How long have you been a NZCC Rescue Crew member?  Officially started on the 24th May 2019, but had covered the […]

On the way to Grey base

Mission: Tramping Accident

Otehake Hut Mission Rescue mission as told by Peter, the patient: Egon, John & I had planned this adventure into Arthur’s Pass National Park for some time – taking leave etc. After parking our rental car at State Highway 75, we went up the Edwards Valley (first night Edwards Hut) and over the Taruahuna Pass […]

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Mission: Road Accident

Waitaha Mission On 6th July 2019 around midday the NZCC Rescue Helicopter was called south to SH6 on the Waitaha River, South Westland. A vehicle had hit ice, spun and ended up in a ditch, causing injury to the front passenger of the single truck involved. Due to the complicated nature of the injury and […]


April- July Mission Report

Mission Report The NZCC rescue helicopter crew have attended 56 jobs between April- Mid July. April In the month of April the crew attended 12 emergency callouts. NVG goggles were used on 5 occasions, including on a mission to retrieve a hiker with severe burns from Mckay hutt. The mission took 4.5 hours to complete, […]