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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 Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, who are saving lives every day.

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AJ Motors: A Driving Force Behind Rescue Helicopter Fundraising
We are thrilled to share the incredible efforts of AJ Motors, a driving force in fundraising for their Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter service.
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Jodie thanks you for her time-critical flight!
For active teenager Jodie, the 15th of November 2020 will be a date she won't forget.
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Thomas's Time-Critical Flight
On September 16, 2020, life took a turn for then-16-year-old Thomas, a celebrated up-and-coming race car driver, who just two days after receiving his restricted license, crashed in his little "run-about" 1.
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Indi's ‘Drive to Survive’ Fundraiser
For 9-year-old Indi, fundraising for her rescue helicopter was personal.
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Paul had the life-saving flight he needed thanks to you
For Aucklander Paul, a trip south to the Edwardian Spa town of Te Aroha to visit the grave of a recently discovered relative led to a frightening and life-threatening experience.
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Winter hiking adventure results in a winch rescue
For Morrinsville man, Murray, a love of hiking takes him to the beautiful remote spots of New Zealand, but in July the unpredictable winter weather made for a very treacherous adventure for the experienced hiker…
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Making a Difference
Together we can make a difference...
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Hamish's Story
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Thank you Westpac