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Only together can we save lives.


With our community

Only with the support of individuals, families and businesses can the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust provide a dedicated, free-of-charge rescue helicopter service for the Taranaki regional community – today and in the future.

Support Crew & Donations

We believe that when we set out on a mission, it’s not just the pilot and the crew onboard. It’s the individuals, families, and businesses on the ground, who help us save lives in the Taranaki region.


The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Support Crew is the name of our regular donation programme, and is the force that gets the helicopter off the ground. 

Our Support Crew are very special and when you sign up, you'll receive a members-only exclusive lapel badge - that you can choose to pin on whatever you like (jacket, hat, bag).

As a Supporter of our organisation you will receive newsletters twice a year so that you can keep up with the work being done by your rescue helicopter and we encourage our supporters to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Donations to a charitable trust, like the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust, qualify for a 33.33% tax rebate. We will provide you with a tax receipt for your donation.


If you have any questions about coming on board as a Support Crew member, please call 0508 4737 283.

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