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Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter's May Missions

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 9:40 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew carried out 51 missions over the month of May, including 31 inter-hospital transfers, 9 medicals, 5 rural/farm incidents and 5 motor vehicle accidents. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was seen in ... More >>

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Rescues Ill Trampers In Ruahine Ranges

Monday, 30 May 2022, 6:17 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

On Sunday, May 29, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter responded to a callout to two personal locator beacons that were set off in the Ruahine Ranges by a tramping group. The group had separated into two different parties, many of whom became unwell ... More >>

TECT Rescue Helicopter's Weekend Missions

Monday, 30 May 2022, 6:16 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

On Saturday, May 28, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transport a woman in her 30's from Tauranga Hospital who had suffered from pregnancy complications. The woman was flown to Auckland Hospital for further treatment. The same day, the ... More >>

Te Aroha Cardiac Event - Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 6:16 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

On Wednesday, May 25, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Te Aroha for a man who had suffered from a cardiac event. The patient was RSI'd (Rapid Sequence Intubation) and flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment. More >>

April’s Life-Saving Missions - TECT Rescue Helicopter

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 4:40 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

26.04.22 - Te Kaha The TECT Rescue Helicopter carried out 39 life-saving missions over the month of April, a 12% increase in comparison to March, including 17 inter-hospital transfers, 12 medical events, 1 rescue and 9 rural or remote missions. Locations ... More >>

For Maria And Her Unborn Baby Time Was Critical

Monday, 2 May 2022, 5:33 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

For mum Maria Nally, being diagnosed with HELLP syndrome in the final hours of her pregnancy all came as a shock. Speaking with Maria, she still gets tears in her eyes thinking about the events that played out in June last year. “I was diagnosed with ... More >>

Adam Plans To Give Back

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 5:15 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The sun was out and the early morning sky was clear and blue as it often is in the Central Plateaux Region. Adam McGregor was in Taupo and looking forward to riding in a dirt bike event on a sunny Saturday in June 2021. “I headed off to rendezvous ... More >>

Winch Rescue On Old Coach Road And SH47 MVA - Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 10:42 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

On Saturday, March 26 at around 1pm, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Old Coach Road mountain bike track, near Ohakune for a woman in her 50's who had sustained an ankle injury. The patient was winched from her location and transported ... More >>

Busy Weekend For The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 10:57 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

On Friday, March 18, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a farm in Whakamaru for a patient who had sustained a serious hip injury from a fall. The patient was flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment. The next day, Saturday March ... More >>

Saving Lives In February

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 3:01 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Your Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter carried out 23 life-saving missions to Whanganui, Manawatu and surrounding regions over the month of February. Four inter-hospital transfers, 9 medical events, 1 rescue, 6 farm incidents and 3 motor vehicle accidents ... More >>

A Busy Start To 2022 For Your Rescue Helicopter

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 11:20 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Your Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter carried out a total of 77 missions to the Waikato, King Country, Coromandel and surrounding regions over the month of January. Included in those missions were 44 inter-hospital transfers, 14 medical events, 7 ... More >>

Busy Start To 2022 - Saving Lives In January

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 10:39 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

It was a busy start to 2022 for your rescue crew, almost doubling from the previous month. Your Greenlea Rescue Helicopter carried out a total of 56 missions over the month of January, including 22 inter-hospital transfers, 5 rescues, 9 medical events, ... More >>

Saving Lives In The Central Plateau In 2021

Friday, 28 January 2022, 6:29 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

A rescue operation on 4th Jul ynear Turangi. In 2021, your Greenlea Rescue Helicopter carried out 535 missions, with over 43% of these being to the Central Plateau, impacting the lives of 231 patients in the region. This included 60 inter-hospital transfers, ... More >>

Wairakei Winch Rescue For Vehicle Roll – Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

Monday, 24 January 2022, 6:06 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Around mid-morning yesterday, Sunday January 23, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked near Wairakei to assist a patient trapped in a vehicle down a 60m bank. Due to the nature of the terrain, the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic was winched ... More >>

Covid-19 Update From Your Rescue Helicopters – Open Days Postponed

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 3:39 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

We regretfully announce the postponement of all upcoming Open Days for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, TECT Rescue Helicopter, Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, and Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter. In light of ongoing developments and uncertainty ... More >>

Three Decades Of Saving Lives Comes To An End For Founding Pilot

Monday, 15 November 2021, 4:16 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Philips Search & Rescue Trust and the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter rescue crew has farewelled Grant Bremner, a familiar face to many and a foundation team member who has been there from the beginning. Grant has been flying the Waikato ... More >>

Celebrating 30 Years Of Life-Saving Missions

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 11:25 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, incepted in the year 1991, is celebrating 30 years of life-saving missions. Over the past three decades of service, your Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter crew has impacted the lives of over 10,600 patients, many ... More >>

Recent missions by your Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Monday, 13 September 2021, 2:19 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter continues to save lives, completing multiple missions over the past week, including to locations in the likes of Tairua, Paeroa and Taumarunui. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended a single-car accident ... More >>

Tri Across NZ For Charity

Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:22 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

It was late in the afternoon when Kieran McPherson was out working his summer job, felling trees on a block in Piarere situated on the outskirts of Lake Karapiro. Out earning his keep in his late teens chopping firewood, when a freak accident occurred. ... More >>

Three Decades Flying For Founding Rescue Helicopter Pilot

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 4:54 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Grant in the earlier days with Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter A lot can happen in just one day for rescue helicopter crew, so after 35 years on the job, Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter’s Chief Pilot Grant Bremner really knows what it’s ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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