Find out about how you can support our upcoming events

Business Crew Event

23rd August 2018

In August we will celebrate and thank all of the local businesses who support the life-saving work of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

With more and more people in our community needing to use this service in addition to increasing operational costs, the need for support has never been greater. Lives depend on it.

That is why those who have come on board as mission sponsors are so invaluable to us.

Keep an eye out for your invitation!


Open Day

October 2018

The Rescue Helicopter and Emergency Services Open Day will be held later in the year.

Unfortunately, due to the adverse weather conditions this May, we made the tough decision to postpone Open Day. We will keep everyone informed of the new date and any other news here and on Facebook.

Like and follow our Facebook page for updates.




MTB Rogaine Series

Series dates below

Brush those winter cobwebs off your mountain bikes and join the Rescue Helicopter team at the MTB Rogaine Series!

Indeed, this is a great opportunity to improve your skills over a series of fun events and also raise money for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Suitable for all levels!

MTB Rogaine Event 1
Sunday 15 July
Bottle Lake Forrest

MTB Rogaine Event 2
Sunday 29 July
McLeans Island Mountain Bike Park

MTB Rogaine Event 3
Saturday 4 August
Victoria Park

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Hundred Jump Project

December 2018

The Hundred Jump Project; the brainchild of local skydiving enthusiast Steve Gregor. Steve wants to set a New Zealand record and to raise money for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter by completing 100+ skydives in one day.

“I wanted to take an idea that seemed impossible, and then not only make it a reality but do it to raise money for a worthwhile cause. The Hundred Jump Project is that idea, and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter is that cause," says Steve.

There will be 2 planes, 3 pilots, 6 parachutes, 30+  ground crew. In addition to 1 jumper and 15 hours of daylight to complete the ultimate skydiving marathon.

We rescued over 900 people

in 2017 alone


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