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.

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Meet Nicky from Carterton

Despite the cardiac arrest that left Nicky with memory loss and a pacemaker, she’s thankful to come out of it with her life.

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Meet Lee from Auckland

Lee, an experienced horserider, was enjoying a day out at a friends farm in Masterton. Shortly after, she was speeding to Wellington Hospital in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

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Meet Ewen from Masterton

Wairarapa local Ewen woke suddenly in his bed. His arms were numb, his body cold and clammy. He was having a massive heart attack.

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Meet Charlotte and Eleanor from Palmerston North

A routine ultrasound for Mum-to-be Rebekah had a different outcome than expected...

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Meet Bill from Pelorus Sounds

Living in a remote part of the country, Bill understands the need for Life Flight more than anyone.

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Meet Bentley from Kāpiti

What should have been a moment of joy quickly turned into distress when newborn Bentley didn’t respond as normal.

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Meet Pat from Kāpiti

A walk on a friend's farm quickly took a turn for 85-year-old grandmother, Pat.

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Meet Jarrod from Wairarapa

It was a wet day at work for Jarrod, who was driving along the rugged Mount Bruce landscape when suddenly he found himself rolling down a steep, grassy hill.

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Meet Kaz from Kāpiti

As Kaz lay in agony in the Maungakotukutuku hills with life-threatening injuries, the sound of the whirring blades of the Westpac Chopper gave her hope.

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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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