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Your stories inspire others and bring awareness to the lifesaving work undertaken by the highly skilled personnel onboard the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, who are saving lives every day.

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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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John says a huge “thank you”
An active guy, John suddenly found himself in urgent need of the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, in September 2021. Waking in the night, John knew he needed help.
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Hamish had the life-saving flight he needed, thanks to you
When a motorbike ride on his parent’s farm took a turn for the worst, Hamish Shearer was grateful the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was there when he needed it the most.
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Slip of the foot ruins everything
“A gloriously beautiful day,” is how Fay Selby-Law describes her climb up Tauhara Mountain.
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We couldn’t have saved Khan without you
A MOMENT OF DISTRACTION WHILE DRIVING ALMOST COST KHAN HIS LIFE. On the evening of May 6, Khan was driving back to the Reporoa farm where he worked and lived.
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On August 26th last year, the Bowron family from Wellington set out in Tongariro National Park to explore the northern circuit.
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Brook's Story
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Erin Erins Story
Erin's Story
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60 Seconds with Your Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Crew
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Ciara's Story
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