Read the latest news from the base, and keep an eye out for upcoming events near you.

News from base

Service, commitment, and operational excellence honoured at NZ Search and Rescue Awards

On Tuesday 18 May 2021, the Hon Michael Wood, Minister for Transport presented the 2020 New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards.

Events & fundraisers

Westpac Chopper Appeal

Thank you to all involved in the Westpac Chopper Street Appeal!

On Friday 21st, hundreds of volunteers hit the streets to raise vital funds for their local chopper

Events & fundraisers

Kids Drawing Competition

We had so much fun looking at all of the entries - our heli crew LOVED them all!! 🚁🚁🚁

Huge congratulations to Noah for his winning entry, and to everyone else who entered ❤️

News from base

February Newsletter

Meet the team

Meet the team: Crewman Scott

Meet Scott, a Crewman on our Westpac Rescue Helicopter. He is part of the life-saving team that you help fund.