Nelson Rescue Helicopter
The height of summer is always a busy time for the Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter team and this season is proving no different.
A tramper and a mountain biker have been rescued by helicopter, in a busy month for emergency services.
Rescue helicopter staff and emergency services responded to a raft of weekend call-outs.
The Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter had a busy day on January 1, with three callouts that came almost back-to-back.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter has started its busy summer season, rescuing people in medical emergencies.
Two separate outdoor incidents yesterday saw the Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter called out to take patients to Nelson Hospital.
A $20,000 piece of technology has been gifted to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter to help improve search and communication capabilities.
Heavy workload for rescue helicopter stretches resources and leaves crew exhausted.
A person was flown to Nelson Hospital with back injuries after a 4WD crash at Belgrove yesterday.
The Ulysses Club has shown its support for the Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter by raising more than $1100.
Gunshots and shouting helped search and rescue effort to find hunter lost in darkness and heavy snow.
After the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter came to a colleague's aid, Colin Curtain decided something give back.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter had a hectic weekend of callouts, including skifield and tramping injuries.
Two people with back injuries after separate accidents were airlifted from the Rainbow Ski Area yesterday
Hunter grateful for chopper lifesavers
Karl Cossgrove visited the helicopter's Nelson Airport base yesterday to thank its crew for his rescue high in the Nelson Lakes National Park two weeks ago.
Rescue of a "very ill" fisherman made more challenging by huge ocean swells and strong wind.
A crowd of thousands flocked to Nelson Airport yesterday for the fifth annual open day of the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust.
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.
SARAH DUNN - Nelson
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.
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
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.
NAOMI ARNOLD - Nelson
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.