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Taihape need a New Ambulance Station

$520 of $700,000 goal

Given by 17 generous donors in around 7 months


We need a new station for the St John ambulances and team. Please help us today

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  Manawatu / Whanganui

Recent initial earthquake assessment of the villa has found it to be unsatisfactory in regards to IL4 building standards.

In addition to the state of the villa, the property has no garaging for ambulance vehicles, leaving ambulances to be parked on the off-street driveway or on the road. This poses several health and safety and operational issues including but not limited to:

- meeting current standards for cleaning the inside of the ambulance and associated equipment out of weather conditions

- proper storage of equipment and supplies

- poor equipment performance due to uncontrolled temperatures

- damage to vehicles due to exposure to weather

- security of staff and personnel at night

During the 2013 Census 43% of the population in Taihape identified as Māori and furthermore indicated an aging population of lower socio-economic benefit.

There is also a trend of retired people moving from Auckland, purchasing cheaper homes and making Taihape their place of residence. In general these characteristics require a higher level of health care.

Over the 12 months (March 2017 – February 2018) Taihape station has had 562 responses.

About us

We are fundraising $840,000 for a new ambulance station for Taihape. This is an essential project to enable us to move from our rented property (see photo). We provide essential services to residents and visitors in our region

Use of funds

1. The cost of the project is expected to be $837,043.00

2. The land has already been purchased

3. Includes a $76,000 contingency margin

Should we exceed our target, we have provisions in the plans to make the garage area bigger

Latest donations

  • Wellington Smurf

    Wellington Smurf on 12 Oct 2019


    Thanks for all that you do and good luck with the fund raising. I can't believe you park the ambulances in a driveway!! Only in NZ, right? =)


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 07 Sep 2019



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 07 Sep 2019


    Thanks for turning out for me miles out in the country, and getting me safely to hospital. Kia kaha!


  • Alison

    Alison on 03 Sep 2019



  • Jimmy

    Jimmy on 29 Aug 2019



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Given by 17 generous donors in around 7 months

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