Nelson Rescue Helicopter

Mail photographer runner-up for award

Rachel Friesen, holds Evie Friesen as the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter lifts off during an open day at the ...

Nelson Mail photographer Martin de Ruyter has bagged his third runner-up prize in the Australian Aviation Press Club awards.

New sponsor for rescue chopper video

Murray Sturgeon, left,  Nelson Pine Industries and Nishi Nishikawa of Tasman Pine Forests with Nelson Marlborough Rescue ...

A model of the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter inspired a new company to sponsor the service.

Busy weekend for rescue helicopter

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter winched an injured tramper from Mt Ellis in the Mt Richmond Forest Park on ...

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue helicopter was called out eight times over the space of three days .

Mountainbiker rescued from Heaphy Track

The Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter airlifted injured people from the Heaphy Track and Rainbow Ski Area on Wednesday.

A wounded mountainbiker was rescued after a crash in Kahurangi National Park yesterday.

Stranded trampers rescued from park

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter recovered three stranded trampers from Thor Hut in the Kahurangi National Park ...

Three women were rescued from the Kahurangi National Park after setting off a beacon on Monday morning.

Downhill crash in Kaiteriteri

The Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter was dispatched to transport a woman who crashed on a mountainbike track.

Woman flown to hospital after crashing on 'Jaws' downhill mountainbike track in Kaiteriteri.

Trampers urged to read warning signs

Paul Dulieu, DOC operations ranger at Nelson Lakes National Park, next to one of the new red and white avalanche warning ...

An increase in the number of hapless trampers running into trouble has prompted new signs at Nelson Lakes.

Ernie celebrates 3000 rescues

Paul "Ernie" Bryant Nelson Marlborough Rescue helicopter crew member celebrates his 3000th flight.

Rescue Helicopter crewman Paul "Ernie" Bryant celebrated 3000 rescues on Tuesday.

Barry "Baz" McAuliffe

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter pilot Barry McAuliffe.

Returning to his roots after flying around the globe, Barry "Baz" McAuliffe touched down at the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter in October 2015.

Tim Douglas-Clifford

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter pilot Tim Douglas-Clifford.

Tim Douglas-Clifford has grown up with flying in his blood. 

Carl Babe

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crew member Carl Babe.

Carl Babe has spent over 25 years now in emergency services and feels "humbled" to make a "big difference in people's live".

Gary Tobin - paramedic

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter paramedic Gary Tobin.

Gary Tobin has been a paramedic with the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter for 16 years now and he "wouldn't swap it for anything".

'The best sound ever'

Rarangi resident Bev Doole was rescued from Nydia Bay in 2014 after she broke her arm in two places.

The sound of rotor blades spinning were a welcome relief for a Rarangi resident after she broke her arm in a remote Marlborough Sounds location.

Working as one

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter chief crewman Paul 'Ernie' Bryant.

OPINION: Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter chief crewman Paul Bryant talks about the service.

Real Kiwi heroes

Nelson LandSAR volunteers Silvano Lorandi, Mika Verheul and Richard Walker have been recognised for their dramatic ...

A brutal storm on the mountains. Two trapped, badly under-prepared, tourists. What unfolded over the next seven hours was extraordinary.

Saviour from the sky

The early days of the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter service is 25 years old. Samantha Gee tracks its lifesaving journey

Help needed to secure chopper's future

Paula Muddle, left, general manager of Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter with new trustee Victoria Hall who wrote the ...

After 25 years of heroic missions, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter is surviving month-to-month.

Carlton Irving

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter paramedic Carlton Irving.

Rescue helicopter medic Carlton Irving believes it's "good karma" to be out there helping people without any expectation of repayment.

Paul "Ernie" Bryant

Paul "Ernie" Bryant with Jessie whose owner was rescued in the Richmond Ranges.

Paul "Ernie" Bryant has helped transport well over 3000 throughout his career as a crewman and there's no sign of him slowing down.

100 laser attacks a year

The Police Eagle helicopter has been targeted repeatedly.

Rescue helicopters, Air Force and passenger jets hit by laser attacks.

Rescue chopper appeal takes flight

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust is asking local residents to give generously.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust carried out 495 rescue missions in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions last year.

Man flown to Wellington in critical condition

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

A 65-year-old Christchurch man was driving near Murchison but managed to pull over before emergency services got there.

Rescue helicopter memories wanted

Twenty five years after the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter's establishment trust chair Rob Williams, left, and Dr ...

After 25 years of service, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter wants to hear your stories.

Israeli tramping couple rescued

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

Two Israeli trampers were rescued from the Mt Richmond Forest Park last night after getting "really lost".

Motueka woman burnt by fish smoker

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

A Motueka woman who received serious burns to her face and arm was taken to Hutt Hospital by helicopter last night.

Twice-rescued man's donation tops off winch campaign video

Rodney Boulton has twice been saved by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter - so he gave it $5000.

New winch already a lifesaver video

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crew members Carlton Irving, left and Carl Babe with the rescue helicopter's winch.

A major fundraising campaign for a new winch for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter has paid off.

Pair swept 250m out to sea

The Archway Islands off Wharariki Beach, on a clear day.

The sight of the tide creeping up on their bags set a dramatic rescue in motion.

To keep or throw away

President Barack Obama during a 2012 visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum where exhibits include 4000 ...

I've been throwing things away this summer.

Man airlifted from Sounds

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter rescues a man from Lochmara Bay, Marlborough Sounds.

An Auckland man was rescued from the Marlborough Sounds on Sunday.

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