Exciting West Coast Update:
Great news! In line with requirements of the new NASO contract, the West Coast community is now served by a twin engine BK117-B2 rescue helicopter.
A temporary rescue helicopter was deployed to Greymouth for the 1st November deadline, but the designated West Coast rescue helicopter will shortly be replacing it. We expect this exciting new arrival within the next few weeks.
The new rescue helicopter is currently being branded with our naming rights sponsor’s livery; New Zealand Coal and Carbon (NZCC), as well as all our other major sponsors and supporters: Electronet, Westfleet, Mitre10, Ashley Hotel, the Westland District of Freemasons and Westpac.
We look forward to hosting an event at the rescue helicopter base in the New Year to celebrate this special milestone.