The South Island of New Zealand is a unique place.
Rugged coastlines and vast rural landscapes to lush
forests and towering alpine peaks; it is an environment
that has few equals. When things go wrong in these
environments we are vulnerable and isolated.
Our rescue helicopters provide a critical lifeline. The Westpac and ROA Mining Rescue Helicopters and crew watch over 600,000 people in our community keeping us safe day and night – from Kaikoura down to Waitaki and from Karamea to Haast.