Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

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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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  • Trevor

    Trevor 3 days ago


    Thank you for all your great work


  • Lily

    Lily 5 days ago


    We fund-raised at school by selling baking and bunting:)


    • Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

      Thanks Lily, really appreciate you thinking about us and the fundraising. All the best for Christmas.


    WOLFGANG 6 days ago


    Appreciate your work.


  • Almuth

    Almuth 6 days ago


    Our group of 3 adventure racers has been airlifted out last weekend. We were well prepared for all eventualities, but should have turned around when we had a chance. We are very grateful and thankful for the kind help we received!


    • Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

      Thank you for being well prepared but some times you just need help.

  • SLR NZ Ltd

    SLR NZ Ltd 6 days ago



    • Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

      Thanks SLR NZ Ltd for your generous donation. All the best to the team for a safe festive season ahead.

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