Chopper Rescue Stories

Every year, New Zealand's rescue choppers help thousands of New Zealanders across the country.

 

 

Living On The Edge

I'm a 15 year old girl whose riding life has had to be put on hold for six months due to 3 broken bones in my jaw.

The day this all happened was my s…

Steve Fox’s Story

There were no signs to indicate a heart attack was imminent; Steve had played golf that morning and then been on the water racing his laser at the yac…

Tom Freeman’s Story

Tom Freeman’s Story

Thomas Freeman is a tornado of energy. You won’t see mum and dad complaining about it though, as this little lad had his energy, and almost his life, …

Allegra Millar’s Story

Allegra Millar’s Story

Our daughter Allegra was born healthy but then became progressively sicker. It turned out she had a bowel condition and without surgery we probably wo…

Lance Corbett’s Story

Our son Lance was born in Masterton Hospital on the 18th of November 1991. He stopped breathing the following morning.

When I arrived at the hospital…

Looking Back: A Peter Button Rescue

Looking Back: A Peter Button Rescue

Late in 2008 Don Morgan had an operation that closed the final chapter on a nasty trail bike accident which required an emergency airlift to hospital …

A Trucker’s Miracle

A Trucker’s Miracle

Colin Tandy barely clung to life after his truck rolled 80 metres down a Marlborough cliff last year.

Colin says, “I owe you guys my life and wish to…

Ten Foot Tall and Bulletproof

Ten Foot Tall and Bulletproof

Kendall Akhurst used to feel “ten foot tall and bulletproof” until his neck was broken by a mammoth rugby tackle. In 2000 a Hutt Valley rugby game tu…

Mustering goes wrong for Bing

Mustering goes wrong for Bing

A day out mustering on Makorori Station turned into a lucky escape for Bing Lincoln. Around midday on December 18, 2013, he was violently thrown from …