Nelson Rescue Helicopter
Four children who dress up as their star or the emergency service worker they like best could win themselves a ride in the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter as part of the helicopter base's open day on May 4.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter has a new distinctive red and white paint job.
Search and rescue experts say tramping and caving mishaps in the region over summer show the importance of carrying a personal location beacon.
A woman who suffered a shoulder injury during a rafting trip was airlifted to Nelson Hospital.
Two people were rescued from a small dinghy after their boat caught fire off Pepin Island yesterday afternoon.
A 62-year-old woman was flown to hospital after the van she was driving collided head-on with a truck.
A 45-year-old man trapped when a truck rolled on him was rescued and airlifted to hospital yesterday.
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Cardiologist Andrew Hamer says Nelson Hospital has the lowest rate of acute admission for heart failure in New Zealand.
A 33-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after a head-on collision near the Wash Bridge yesterday.
The Nelson Rescue Helicopter crew cut short a fundraising dinner to attend a serious road crash.
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The Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter is holding its annual appeal day on Friday. It needs to raise $500,000 from the community. Sally Kidson talks to two people who used the service last year.
The most successful Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Base Open Day so far raised $10,000 for the service.
Truck toppled in Motueka crash
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A 39-year-old driver suffered moderate back injuries when his truck left the road and rolled down a bank in the Stanley Brook area, Motueka Valley, this morning.
A motorcyclist is in a stable condition in Nelson Hospital after being injured in crash near Murchison.
A father and son suffered injuries after their boat was engulfed in a fireball at Waikawa Marina.
The team behind Taste Nelson and the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter are giving four lucky people the chance to spend a day living like a star.
A beacon accidentally switched on sparked an overnight search which ended this morning after the signal was tracked to a glider parked on the ground.
A Christchurch man has been airlifted to Nelson Hospital with spinal injuries after his glider spun out of control during a landing.
Driver sustains life-threatening injuries
A 44-year-old man had to be cut from his car after it struck a tree near Canvastown and rolled several times.
A 22-year-old French man has suffered serious leg injuries after jumping from a bridge.
A woman had to be cut from the wreckage of her car after it was involved in a head-on collision with a truck near Havelock yesterday.
Three tourists were injured in a head-on crash after a van crossed the centre line near St Arnaud yesterday.
A potentially serious forest fire in Eves Valley was averted by the quick actions of a fire lookout watchman.
A second forestry accident in two days has seen a man seriously injured after rolling down a bank.
Heavy rain on Wednesday night stranded trampers, closed SH65 and flooded Murchison houses.
A 29-year-old man suffered injuries after falling while getting out of the car he crashed over the side of the Takaka Hill last night.
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Geoff Cameron will never forget watching his two adult children falling from a rope swing in the Marlborough Sounds, on a sunny summer Sunday in 2007.
Video: The driver of a car which flipped upside down on the Whangamoa Hill was airlifted to Nelson Hospital yesterday morning.
Rugged terrain made for a tricky rescue of a man who fell while walking over shoreline rocks near Kaiteriteri.
Gallery: It was deja vu for emergency services as they airlifted three people off the roof of a four-wheel-drive stuck in the Appleby River on Sunday afternoon.
Police say alcohol played a part in a fatal car accident near Havelock on Tuesday night.
An injured forestry worker and a woman trapped under a vehicle, were two missions the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to yesterday.
Boe, a 10-year-old labrador, was the subject of a 180-metre cliff rescue after he slipped down a steep bank at Hori Bay north of Nelson.
Video: A woman who broke her leg while out walking her dog near the Centre of New Zealand last night needed a community effort to help rescue her.
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A 20-year-old rider who was thrown from her horse at Rabbit Island was flown to Nelson Hospital by the Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter yesterday.
The region's principals are calling for an end to decile ratings after learning of a drop in Pakeha pupil numbers at lower decile schools.
It's not often you can win Nathan Fa'avae for a day but if you're the lucky bidder you can do just that, with the money going to a good cause, a $1.2 million cause to be exact.
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Video: Martin de Ruyter goes on call with Nelson's rescue helicopter crew.
A motocross rider who fell four metres down a bank in the Hira forest was flown to Nelson Hospital.
Rescue helicopter attends Anzac Day crash
A 62-year-old Motueka man was in intensive care at Nelson Hospital this morning, after suffering multiple injuries in a motorbike accident near St Arnaud yesterday.
Rescue helicopter attends crash
Two cars collided head-on in a serious crash along the Coastal Highway yesterday afternoon.
A snow-stranded tramper was found sheltering behind a boulder near Lake Constance.
Police have criticised an "underprepared, ill-equipped" kitesurfer who had to be plucked from the sea.
A Nelson woman was winched to safety from a cliff face near Cable Bay yesterday.
State-of-the-art chopper saves lives
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Life has come a long way for a Nelson Search and Rescue worker who was sent out into the bush with a first-aid kit to treat a broken leg many years ago.
A 41-year-old Richmond woman was flown to Nelson Hospital on Saturday night after falling while tramping near the Mt Fell Hut in the Richmond Range.
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Jackson Rodley, Simon Nelson and their partners were only minutes from their Takaka home when they needed the Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter.
Rescue pilot Tim Douglas-Clifford's new office is a lot more complicated but for him the job remains the same getting the team to the scene and returning safely with the patient.
Winch rescues will be much faster and easier thanks to a new aircraft.
New rescue chopper takes to the skies
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A "flying ambulance" will make the patient's journey and the paramedic's job much easier, says a specialist with a wealth of survival skills.