new zealand New Zealand Rescue Helicopters


There isnt any national funding for New Zealand rescue helicopters; it is mostly provided by local communities and friendly corporate sponsors. Most regions have an organisation to task and maintain one or more helicopters, usually established as a charitable trust with a board to provide oversight and governance. It is convenient for helis_com to group them together, here.

List of Units

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Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    Auckland Rescue Helicopters TrustARHT1970 --
    Eastland Community TrustECT? --
    Northland Emergency Services TrustNEST1988 --
    Otago Rescue Helicopter TrustORHT? --
    Philips Search and Rescue TrustPSRT? --

Bases and Locations

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Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   North ShoreNEST ??/   
   WhangareiNEST 1988/   

Model Types

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  Sikorsky s-76
  Bell 206
  EC AS350 Ecureuil
  KHI bk117

List of Aircraft

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AS350B Ecureuil 1443 ZK-HGH : NZCC Rescue, op by Garden
AS350B Ecureuil 2460 ZK-HIF : PSRT / Greenlea Rescue Helicopter at Taupo, Central Plateau; as o ...
BK117B-1 1089 1994ZK-HKZ : ARHT from May08; note the prefix ZK is not worn on the helicopter ...
BK117A-4 1017 ZK-HLN : Auckland Rescue Helicopters Trust (ARHT), B2 type; 22mar09 pictur ...
bo105cbs-2 0656 1984ZK-HSJ : Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) Aug03-Jan06
AS350D Astar 1265 ZK-HZD : PSRT / Baytrust Rescue Helicopter at Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, 350F ...
AS350B1 Ecureuil 1985 ZK-HZM : Helicopter Services (BOP) Careflight, noted 2007
: PSRT / Trustpower Rescue Helicopter at Tauranga, Bay of Plenty; a ...
AS350B Ecureuil 1815 ZK-HZN : PSRT / Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Service at Manawatu, Wh ...
S-76A 76-0133 ZK-IAL : NEST from Dec04
: NEST. Tasked with Medevac of young baby from Blenheim on the Sout ...
: 21nov16 pictured at its North Shore base, near Dairy Flat, with N ...
S-76A 76-0106 1980ZK-IKM : NEST from Apr11
BK117B-2 1080 ZK-IPT : PSRT / Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Service at Manawatu, Wh ...
: Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter. Hangared at Palmerston North ...
BK117B-2 1101 1995ZK-IRU : PSRT / Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter at Waikato, King Country
S-76A 76-0012 ZK-ISJ : NEST; ex VH-CFH

13 Construction Numbers in this organisation found

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