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What we do

When time is critical and a life is on the line, we are here. Every single day, four people will need the help of our Westpac Rescue Helicopter or Air Ambulance Plane. Click below to learn more about these services.

If you suffer a medical emergency or are involved in a serious accident, the time saved by flying could save your life.

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Number of people flown from each region of New Zealand

between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017
  • Total number missions flown1,374
  • Total number of patients flown1,513
  • Number of accompanying family members651

Number of people helped by region

between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017
Select a region
  • Northland
  • Auckland / Waikato40
  • Bay of Plenty / Gisborne / Hawkes Bay76
  • Taranaki36
  • Manawatu / Whanganui344
  • Kapiti140
  • Wairarapa167
  • Wellington265
  • Marlborough131
  • Nelson / Tasman136
  • Canterbury / West Coast34
  • Otago / Southland5
Our Westpac Rescue Helicopter helps people in the lower North and upper South Island, while our Air Ambulance Plane service helps people nationwide.