An increase in the number of hapless trampers running into trouble has prompted new signs at Nelson Lakes.
Rescue Helicopter crewman Paul "Ernie" Bryant celebrated 3000 rescues on Tuesday.
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 has grown up with flying in his blood.
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 has been a paramedic with the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter for 16 years now and he "wouldn't swap it for anything".
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.
OPINION: Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter chief crewman Paul Bryant talks about the service.
A brutal storm on the mountains. Two trapped, badly under-prepared, tourists. What unfolded over the next seven hours was extraordinary.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter service is 25 years old. Samantha Gee tracks its lifesaving journey
After 25 years of heroic missions, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter is surviving month-to-month.
Rescue helicopter medic Carlton Irving believes it's "good karma" to be out there helping people without any expectation of repayment.
Paul "Ernie" Bryant has helped transport well over 3000 throughout his career as a crewman and there's no sign of him slowing down.
Rescue helicopters, Air Force and passenger jets hit by laser attacks.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust carried out 495 rescue missions in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions last year.
A 65-year-old Christchurch man was driving near Murchison but managed to pull over before emergency services got there.
After 25 years of service, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter wants to hear your stories.
Two Israeli trampers were rescued from the Mt Richmond Forest Park last night after getting "really lost".
A Motueka woman who received serious burns to her face and arm was taken to Hutt Hospital by helicopter last night.
Rodney Boulton has twice been saved by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter - so he gave it $5000.
A major fundraising campaign for a new winch for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter has paid off.
The sight of the tide creeping up on their bags set a dramatic rescue in motion.
I've been throwing things away this summer.
An Auckland man was rescued from the Marlborough Sounds on Sunday.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter's new winch is ready for summer.
Two teenagers had to be rescued by police in Nelson after a skinny dipping adventure went wrong.
Man flown to hospital after crashing his car into a ditch on State Highway 6 near Murchison.
A teenage motocross rider sustained serious injuries after falling heavily from his bike near Wakefield.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust is cruising in style after a generous gift from the local Freemasons.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter's application for lottery funding had been denied.