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The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter provides a professional, efficient, emergency air ambulance, search and rescue service and is staffed full-time by a highly experienced flight crew consisting of pilots, paramedics and crewmen. With the help of our community, we are able to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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We rely on people like you to help us save lives. Sponsoring a rescue mission means you will contribute funds directly to a specific mission flown by one of our helicopters, potentially saving someone's life.


01 Jan - 01 Apr 2020

The Westpac Chopper Challenge

Action Matakana

The Westpac Chopper Challenge has landed! Do you have what it takes to complete...

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01 Jan - 01 Apr 2020

The ARHT Golf Day

Wainui Golf Golf & Function Center

A great day out on course in support of the chopper. Golfers of all levels welco...

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“Portia's Custard Day”

It was a freak accident. No one could have predicted precisely what would hap...

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Latest News

Chopper rescues: Men tipped into water after boat capsizes at Kawakawa Bay - NZ Herald

Two men were rescued from freezing waters off the Clevedon coast yesterday after their boat capsized.

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Missions Every Year

1.5 million

Community Members Supported


Of Lives Saved