Rescue Helicopter Update

06 Jan 2022

It’s great to see a rescue helicopter back in our hangar in Whitianga. Since it’s return, the helicopter has already flown several missions.

It has been confirmed that the helicopter will remain in Whitianga until the end of March. This is great news for everyone living or holidaying on the Coromandel. It took an enormous effort to get the helicopter back to Whitianga and we would like to thank everyone who put in the hard yards top make it happen.

Now is the time, more than ever, to show our appreciation for having the helicopter back with us by donating generously. It takes a lot of money to operate a quality rescue helicopter service - and we have one of the best in the world. Your support will make sure the service keeps on operating. 

To make a donation, please visit our website,, or drop any spare change you may have into the counter collection boxes we have in many shops, cafés and other businesses around the Peninsula. Every dollar counts.

To get in touch with us, please phone (027) 452 1298 or email

We hope you are enjoying a great summer. We wish you all the best for a wonderful 2022.

Merv George

Chair of the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust