The Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust was established to develop and support the permanent helicopter base and crew for the Whitianga Rescue Helicopter.
Our Purpose and Team
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter and crew is based in Whitianga over the summer period and holiday weekends to service the whole of the Coromandel region. The Trust's objective is to have a Rescue Helicopter based permanently in Whitianga.
To date the Coromandel Helicopter Trust (CRHT) has been successful in securing significant funding to establish the 20m x 14m hangar and four-bedroom crew base next to the Mercury Bay Aero Club airfield.
The CRHT is also working with the Kuaotunu Land Search and Rescue team and have sub-leased an area next to the hangar for the establishment of their new base building.
Donations are welcome
The rescue facility has been possible to achieve because of the support and generosity of our community and the New Zealand public. If you would like to make a donation or contact the Trust please call us, email us or go to our website for more informaiton.
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The Rescue helicopter responds to over 200 rescue missions per year.