It was a perfect day for Nelsonians to lend a hand and get hands-on with their local rescue helicopter service.
A woman suffered head injuries in a fall, and was airlifted to hospital.
The forest track got extremely steep, his four wheeler flipped and his vertebrae went "crunch, crunch, crunch".
A Nelson mountainbiker was grateful for some airborne assistance after crashing and impaling his arm
Injured tramper airlifted from Queen Charlotte Track.
Injured woman airlifted to hospital in critical condition after two-car crash near Inangahua
A mountainbiker was taken to Nelson hospital on Sunday with moderate injuries.
Nelson Mail photographer Martin de Ruyter has bagged his third runner-up prize in the Australian Aviation Press Club awards.
A model of the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter inspired a new company to sponsor the service.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue helicopter was called out eight times over the space of three days .
A wounded mountainbiker was rescued after a crash in Kahurangi National Park yesterday.
Three women were rescued from the Kahurangi National Park after setting off a beacon on Monday morning.
Woman flown to hospital after crashing on 'Jaws' downhill mountainbike track in Kaiteriteri.
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.