Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter


We provide a dedicated air rescue service 24/7 responding to over 450 annual callouts throughout the Nelson, Tasman & Marlborough region.

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  Nelson / Tasman

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter service saves an average of 40 people per month. Surrounded by four National Parks a lot of our work is outdoor accidents or into isolated rural communities and hard to reach locations.

Established in 1991, we have saved 1,000s of lives throughout our region. We have been supported by our community through corporate sponsorship, local service groups, gaming machine grants, community grants and your donations.

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We provide a professional air rescue service throughout the top of the South Island utilising a twin engine BK117 helicopter - responding to over 500 callouts per annum, people needing urgent medical care and transportation.

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  • Jean

    Jean 1 day ago


    Many thanks for taking me to Christchurch in December. Most impressed with the excellent service. Thank you. Wish I could remember all of the trip. Jean


    • Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

      Hi Jean, thank you so much for your donation and so pleased we could be there in your time of need. You're not the only one who can't remember :)

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor 4 days ago



  • John

    John on 13 May 2020


    From a group of Motorcyclists who participated in a ride round the lower south island to raise money for nelsons rescue helicopter


    • Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

      Thanks John, I hope you guys enjoyed your ride. Thanks for supporting the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 10 May 2020



  • Paul

    Paul on 08 May 2020



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