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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 TECT 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.

Geoff and Barbara's Reason for Volunteering
When time counts your rescue helicopter will get there, and for one of our fabulous TECT Rescue Helicopter Volunteers, it was the only option, which saved his life.
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Adam’s plans to give back
The sun was out and the early morning sky was clear and blue as it often is in the Central Plateau Region.
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Brave little Hunter’s time-critical flight
In 2019, weighing a tiny 2. 1 pounds, baby Hunter Tyler was born at 27 weeks.
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Paul had the Life-Saving Flight he Needed - Because of You
For Paul Foote, the day began like any other day. He never could have imagined what the day would bring, or that he would need a life-saving flight in the TECT Rescue Helicopter.
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Your Support was Life-Saving for Dave
From the moment he woke up that morning, Dave felt dreadful. Every time he stood up his world spun. “I felt I’d gone six rounds with Mohammad Ali,” said Dave.
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Why your gift matters so much
Saying “see you later,” to fellow gym goers, Gary Cassidy finished his workout, got into his car and headed, not for home, but for Whakatane Hospital.
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Everyday People, Extraordinary Outcomes
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Ciara's Story
TECT helping tect rescue helicopter save lives
TECT helping the TECT Rescue Helicopter save lives
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