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Le Race 2018

Saturday 24th March

The Air Rescue Trust is pleased to announce we are the official Charity for Le Race in 2018. Le Race is Christchurch's premier hill cycling event that covers the 100km from Christchurch to Akaroa on Saturday 24th March.

You can make a donation when you register for Le Race, or even better, get a team together to fundraise!

Taking part in this epic challenge and fundraising for the Service is Air Rescue's very own Rupert McLachlan, Pilot for the NZ Flying Doctor Service,  Francine, Flight Nurse for the NZ Flying Doctor Service and Matt Boulcott, Pilot for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Support the team by making a donation today.

Branded ute for AgFest

AgFest West Coast

13th - 14th April 2018
We will also be attending Farmlands AgFest West Coast, which is happening on April 13th and 14th at Greymouth Airport.

The purpose of the event is to give people in the rural sector the opportunity to showcase their businesses, to celebrate the agricultural industry and its significance to all businesses on and around the Coast.

We're looking forward to meeting local businesses and seeing all of our wonderful sponsors and supporters. The NZCC Rescue Helicopter will also be operating from the Show, so come along to Farmlands AgFest West Coast to be a part of the action. You can get all the information you need here on the official website: or on their Facebook page here.

Boat Winch Training

Open Day 2018

Sunday 29th April 2018

The much anticipated Air Rescue and Emergency Services Open Day is back for 2018!

Join the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crew and other local Emergency Services for a fun-filled day of activities and demonstrations at the NEW GCH Aviation Emergency AirCentre.

Open Day is suitable for all ages, little (and big) kids alike. There will be limited parking on-site.

10am - 3pm

73 Grays Road

Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest Open Day information.

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