Please help your rescue crew save more lives

Accident or emergency situations can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Night or day. Road, mountain, lake or river. Residence, rural or remote. It’s what happens next that matters.

Every minute counts. The sooner treatment begins, the greater the chance of patient recovery. When the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter is tasked to a life-saving emergency rescue mission via the emergency 111 call system, it is the best, and in many cases, the only option.

Founded in 2000, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter is a free emergency rescue service for the central North Island’s Central Plateau and Lakes regions, bringing life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained professionals directly to the patient.

We cannot do what we do without the support of our community. We rely on the kindness of people like you to save lives every day.
01 Aug 4 from Rob scaled
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Your support makes a difference, and it certain did for Brook last October.
Living in Taupo, business owner Brook Slingsby was working at his engineering premisses when he was in serious need of help.
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With your generosity Alison is able to keep ticking off her list!
When your rescue helicopter is tasked to a mission, it’s because it is the fastest, best and in many cases, the only option. For Alison this was certainly the case.
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Max says Thank You for Helping Save His Life
Max's story, in his own words:

Living on a lifestyle property in the sunny Eastern Bay of Plenty that seems to be under the flightpath of Rescue Choppers, I often think of the unfortunate casualties that…
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