Life Flight

Each week 28 people need time-critical aeromedical care. With your support, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Air Ambulance Planes are there in their moment of need.


In memory of August

Baby August was a happy, cheeky, and brave boy that touched many hearts in his fourteen months on earth. Thank you to his parents, Ursula and Jake, for sharing their story.

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Meet Taylor from Nelson

Baby Taylor had a dramatic start to life; born prematurely in Nelson, she suffered a collapsed lung. Life Flight's Air Ambulance plane was ready.

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Meet Santiago from Wellington

Kylie, her husband Fede and their two children went for a Sunday hike in the Remutaka Forest Park when disaster struck.

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Meet Waylon from Clyde

When newborn Waylon started losing consciousness, an Air Ambulance Plane was quickly dispatched to get him to Wellington Hospital.

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Meet Zachariah from Palmerston North

Being helped by a manual oxygen pump, premature baby Zachariah needed to get to Wellington Hospital fast.

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Meet Abby and Hunter from Nelson

Your kind donations help worried mothers like Katrina get their children the urgent specialist care they need.

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Meet Avitaj from Kāpiti

After a blissful nine months of eagerly waiting to become a Dad, Dilpreet’s life suddenly turned upside down when the doctor warned him he may lose his baby.

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Meet Ethan from Nelson

Twenty-eight weeks pregnant, Tracy had no idea her life was in danger when she was rushed to Nelson Hospital after her midwife spotted potentially fatal symptoms.

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Meet Indianna from Whanganui

Indianna was born with congenital heart disease hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Her mum, Carmen, shares her story.

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Meet Lily from Wellington

Our Air Ambulance Plane provided safe transport for New Zealand's youngest receiver of a new heart.

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