Nelson Rescue Helicopter

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.

Christmas winch for rescue helicopter video

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crew member Paul "Ernie" Bryant with the rescue helicopter's new Breeze Eastern winch.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter's new winch is ready for summer.

Skinny dippers stranded

Tahunanui Beach near Nelson, where the skinny dippers were rescued.

Two teenagers had to be rescued by police in Nelson after a skinny dipping adventure went wrong.

Driver cut from car after crash

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter lands on the road at the scene of a single-car crash on State Highway 6, near ...

Man flown to hospital after crashing his car into a ditch on State Highway 6 near Murchison.

Teen seriously injured in bike crash

A 17-year-old motocross rider was seriously injuried in a crash near Wakefield on Sunday.

A teenage motocross rider sustained serious injuries after falling heavily from his bike near Wakefield.

New car for rescue helicopter

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter chief pilot Tim Douglas-Clifford, centre, is presented with a donated rapid ...

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust is cruising in style after a generous gift from the local Freemasons.

Rescue chopper misses out on funding

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crew member Paul Bryant.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter's application for lottery funding had been denied. 

Memories of brother spark chopper fundraiser

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Stephen Sowman in hospital after his crash.

After her brother survived a crash but died from a heart attack, Andy Wallace wants to give something back to the service that saved him.

Let's pull together for new winch

Nelson fisherman Stu Reardon down at the fisherman's wharf has been winched off stricken vessels twice by a rescue ...

After being rescued twice, fisherman Stu Reardon knows first hand the value of a rescue helicopter with a winch.

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