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

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Morrinsville Westpac Auction & Quiz night Success
The highly anticipated Morrinsville Westpac Auction & Quiz Night, held on Saturday May 18th, was a resounding success, raising an impressive $39,775 for your Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
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Thank you for helping get Maria to hospital so quickly
Maria and her family are an adventurous bunch, especially when it comes to their favourite activity. . . riding their quad bikes along the rugged Waikato west coast beach at Kawhia.
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Since 1995, community-minded people like you have been helping save lives through the Waikato District Veteran Golfers Association.
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With your support, Brian got the rescue he needed
In the rugged wilderness of the Pureora Forest, Brian, a seasoned hunter and heavy truck driver, embarked on a three-night hunting expedition in the north side of the forest.
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Caroline will forever be grateful for her life-saving, time-critical flight
On a busy Friday morning in May, Caroline, a fit Mum in her 40’s, was going about her usual routine of getting her kids ready for school, when suddenly, her world was turned upside down.
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Jolisa got the flight she needed thanks to you!
In early June Te Puke teenager, Jolisa, and her family were on a dirt biking adventure out the back of the sandy dunes of Glink's Gully beach.
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Making a Difference
Together we can make a difference...
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