Nelson Rescue Helicopter

Injured tramper flown from park

A tramper with a dislocated shoulder in the Kahurangi National Park, west of Nelson, was picked up by the Nelson ...

A personal locator beacon enables a quick response to a tramper injured in the Kahurangi National Park on Thursday.

Canyoner rescued from Abel Tasman

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter has been called to the Abel Tasman National Park twice this week, picking up a ...

Rescue helicopter called to assist a canyoner with a dislocated shoulder and a tramper with a broken ankle from Abel Tasman National Park

Two morning call-outs for rescue heli

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter responded to calls from an injured tourist in the Abel Tasman and a injured man ...

An Abel Tasman tramper and an injured man in the remote Motueka Valley provide a busy Tuesday morning for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

Beacons don't belong in bin

EPIRBs need to be disposed of correctly to save going off inadvertently at rubbish dumps.

Wasted rescue callouts to rubbish dumps can be avoided by disposing of emergency locator beacons correctly.

Rescue helicopter stays busy

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust attended a number of medical calls between Rai Valley and Endeavour Inlet ...

Three callouts in Marlborough keep rescue chopper busy on Thursday.

Batteries, acid spilled over SH6

Batteries and acid spilled over the road after trucks crash.

A large truck towing two trailers rear-ended a parked truck loaded with scrap batteries near Nelson.

Open day gives helicopter lift

Hundreds of children and their parents enjoyed being part of the action, during the Rescue Helicopter and Emergency ...

It was a perfect day for Nelsonians to lend a hand and get hands-on with their local rescue helicopter service.

Injured tramper rescued

The Auckland woman was on the last day of her tramp when she suffered a fall.

A woman suffered head injuries in a fall, and was airlifted to hospital.

Fully committed after quad bike crash

Expol business manager Bruce Vallance is grateful to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter after he was rescued from ...

The forest track got extremely steep, his four wheeler flipped and his vertebrae went "crunch, crunch, crunch".

Club's donation keeps chopper on track

Mountain biker Simon Bannister, left, Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter's Carlton Irving with Hyperformance Hardware ...

A Nelson mountainbiker was grateful for some airborne assistance after crashing and impaling his arm  

Tramper rescued

A 58-year-old man has been retrieved from the Queen Charlotte Track. (File photo)

Injured tramper airlifted from Queen Charlotte Track.

One critical after Buller Gorge crash

Three people were taken to hospital after a car accident in the Upper Buller Gorge, near Inangahua.

Injured woman airlifted to hospital in critical condition after two-car crash near Inangahua

Mountainbiker flown to Nelson hospital

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter picked a mountain bike rider up from Kaiteriteri over the weekend.

A mountainbiker was taken to Nelson hospital on Sunday with moderate injuries.

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.

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