Patients and donors are at the heart of everything we do. Your stories are a powerful testament to human strength, courage, vulnerability, and hope.
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.
If you have experienced our service or held a fundraising event or activity for your rescue helicopter, we’d love for you to share it with us. Click here to share your story.
Aug 26, 2019
FOREVER GRATEFUL AFTER TONGARIRO FALL
On August 26th last year, the Bowron family from Wellington set out in Tongariro National Park to explore the northern circuit.read more
Oct 30, 2018
Xian’s life saving rescue
Setting out for the summit of Mt Ruapehu on a stunning winter’s morning, Xian Zheng and his three friends envisioned a magnificent day ahead of them, with plans to hike to the mountain’s crater lake.read more
Oct 30, 2018
Jordan thanks you for coming to her rescue
Jordan Robertson calls her fall at school camp a blessing in disguise, and for good reason.read more
Apr 30, 2018
A mother thanks you for saving the lives of her twins, and her own
Looking at the Waraich twins today you would never guess that very recently they were flying for their lives.read more
Nov 3, 2016
Your support played a vital part in Shelley’s rescue
“I don’t think I’m afraid to fly in a helicopter now.read more
Mar 31, 2016
My head felt like a chopper blade
Working in the Pureora Forest Park, Damian Firth needed help but colleagues had disappeared for the holidaysDamian competently leads youth in outdoor pursuits, but while honing his skills during navigation practice, his world was literally…read more