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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.


17 Nov 2019

The Westpac Chopper Challenge

Action Matakana

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

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19 Nov 2019

The Chopper Cup

Waitemata Harbour

Raising our sails in support of Auckland's Westpac Chopper. Auckland's original ...

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Missions Every Year

1.5 million

Community Members Supported


Of Lives Saved