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Four Rescue Helicopters Dispatched to Motor Vehicle Accident

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 6:26 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Hamilton-based Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter , the Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter , the Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter and the Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter were all dispatched to a major motor vehicle accident ... More >>

Serious MVA State Highway 1 North of Taupo

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 4:42 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

At approximately 1pm Saturday afternoon The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter, Taupo’s Greenlea Rescue Helicopter & the Waikato based Westpac Rescue Helicopter were all dispatched to the scene of a multiple motor vehicle accident North of Taupo. More >>

Winter Roundup from The Greenlea Helicopter

Monday, 28 August 2017, 10:57 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

We were involved in the initial stages assisting police with the search for the missing parties around tree trunk gorge road off the desert road. We flew search teams in, conducted an aerial search in day light, and again using night vision goggles and ... More >>

Young Kayakers airlifted to hospital

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:44 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Today at around lunchtime the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whangamata where two 15 year old Hamilton youths and fallen out of their kayaks whilst kayaking near Clark Island, which is just off the coast of Whangamata. ... More >>

Medical Emergency in Taihape And Transfer to Hastings

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 5:15 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taihape early this morning at around 4:00 am for a woman in her 60’s with a medical emergency. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. The mission ... More >>

Another weekend... and another mountain rescue

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 12:43 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by the Taupo Police last night to assist with the search for some hikers missing on Mount Tongariro. The group of four who were making their way to the Oturere Hut became separated in the poor visibility ... More >>

Missing Hunter Recovered From Ruahine Ranges

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:44 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Eastern Ruahine Ranges, north of Woodville, to search for a missing hunter who had become separated from companions. Palmerston North Police Search and Rescue had concerns for the safety ... More >>

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Round-up 27 May - 3 June

Sunday, 4 June 2017, 1:19 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Sat 27 A midday mission to the Ruahine Ranges South East of Apiti after a hunter slipped and fell, injuring his leg. The patient, a man in his 50’s, was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. More >>

Rescue Helicopter called to Te Araroa

Sunday, 4 June 2017, 12:01 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Araroa on the East Cape at approximately 12noon today. More >>

Overdue Hunters Located

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 8:33 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Tararua Ranges today around midday by the Police SAR after two hunters had not returned as planned. The helicopter conducted a search of the area, locating the pair at the Mangahao Flats ... More >>

Whakatane Retrievals

Sunday, 7 May 2017, 12:00 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital at 8am and 8pm today. The first mission was for a 51yr old Gisborne woman with a suspected spinal injury as a result of a car crash. The second flight was for a 20yr old Kawerau ... More >>

2 Missions for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Saturday, 6 May 2017, 9:50 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Waiouru this afternoon at around 4:30pm for a man who was injured after being impaled on a branch. He was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital. Immediately after ... More >>

Quad Bike Rider Airlifted

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 8:20 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to an isolated farm West of Waitomo Caves this afternoon where a man was injured when he fell from the back of a quad bike which then rolled over him. He was treated for chest injuries before ... More >>

Busy Weekend for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 7:20 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Kohitere Forest East of Levin at around 10:00 am for a man in his 30’s injured after he fell while mountain biking. He sustained ankle injuries and was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital ... More >>

Ruatahuna Callout

Sunday, 9 April 2017, 10:41 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Ruatahuna Valley at 4:30pm where a 76 year old male hunter fell into a river. A hunting companion pulled him from the river and he stopped breathing and CPR was administered with a successful ... More >>

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Round-up 5 - 19 March

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:34 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Sun 05 An afternoon mission to Halcombe for a teenage boy injured in a motorbike accident. He was airlifted to Palmerston North. Later that afternoon the helicopter was dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the Desert Road. There were multiple ... More >>

Trail Riding injuries

Sunday, 5 March 2017, 8:50 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on back to back to flights to an organised farm/trail ride motorcycle event on the highway 22 road near Naike, west of Huntly. More >>

Te Awamutu Woman Airlifted From Ohura

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:56 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched a dog trial event on a farm south of Ohura at approximately 3:30pm this afternoon. A 35yr old Te Awamutu woman was seriously injured after she fell down stairs from the judges box. She was treated ... More >>

Fatal Crash SH3

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 10:43 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a fatal car v car crash on SH3 north of Awakino at approximately 1:30pm. Two sole occupant vehicles travelling in opposite directions collided on a bend in the gorge. The driver of one vehicle ... More >>

Helicopter Crash Near Raetihi

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 10:41 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched a helicopter crash near Makakahi North West of Raetihi this morning around 09:30 am. The helicopter located the crash with the sole pilot. The on board St John paramedic was inserted to the scene using ... More >>

 

 

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