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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, intensive care paramedics, pre-hospital and retrieval medicine doctors and air crew officers. 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.


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