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New ventilator on the West Coast!

“We have been very lucky to have support from Mitre 10 in Greymouth for many years. Dave Smith and his team have been there so many times when we have needed essential equipment. In this case I visited Dave with Stu Drake and Hernan Holliday, crew from the ROA Mining Rescue Helicopter, Hernan, an Intensive […]

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West Coast Impact Report

January, February, March Mission Report- West Coast The West Coast Air Rescue Service clocked up over 100 hours of flight time on 78 missions this quarter. This is an increase compared to this quarter in 2019 when the West Coast Crew attended 63 missions over the 3 month Summer period. The crew have seen an […]

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Canterbury Impact Report

January, February, March Mission Report- Canterbury The Canterbury Air Rescue Service clocked up 254.2 hours of flight time on 164 missions this quarter. This is an increase compared to this quarter in 2019 when the Canterbury Crew attended 135 missions over the 3 month Summer period. The crew have seen an 18% increase in mission […]

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Westpac Supports Air Rescue

Thank You Westpac The support we have received throughout COVID-19 from our Principal Sponsor Westpac NZ, our sponsors and the community has been extraordinary. Westpac are leading the charge with the annual Chopper Appeal by donating $1million across the country to help the service at this particularly difficult time. Westpac who have been supporting the […]

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Life Goes On

Crew Update Life goes on. The Air Rescue Service will always be here for the community. Both the Canterbury and West Coast Crews have responded to numerous emergency service call-outs and continue to be ready to respond 24/7 through COVID-19 and beyond. Canterbury Air Rescue Crew Member and Intensive Care Paramedic, Chris Harrison says, “Whilst […]

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January and February 2020 Mission Stats

January and February 2020 Mission Report Summary The first two months of the new decade have seen both the Canterbury and West Coast crews as busy as ever. Mission types varied from medical patient transfers, motor vehicle accidents, hiking accidents and STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) events to name a few. The Rescue Helicopter flew to […]