Author Archives: sarah gumbley

Michael Mead’s story

If it weren’t for the Northland Rescue Choppers and a surgeon who thought it was worth a shot, Whangarei man Michael Mead would have his hand amputated following a horrific workplace accident. Five years ago, the then 27-year-old was working…

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More help for Northland Rescue Helicopter

A Hamilton company has thrown its weight behind the Northland Rescue Helicopter service’s annual fundraising appeal. Mac Ute Accessories has announced it will donate 5% from every heavy duty hardlid they sell to customers from Waiwera to Cape Reinga until…

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A second chance at life

Chris knows he is bloody lucky to be alive. In March this year, Chris was the passenger in a vehicle being driven by an intoxicated driver – an error of judgement he regrets every day since the ill-fated evening. After…

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Hannah Blake

The Northland Rescue Helicopters are a phenomenal asset to the region – one with many hard to reach rural locations, gullies, natural bush areas and huge industries such as forestry and boating, that add to the need for this service….

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Anne McNamara

The golden hour saves Northland woman   A routine knee replacement operation turned into a scary ordeal for 71-year-old Anne McNamara who ended up gravely ill and in desperate need of an emergency flight from the Northland Rescue Choppers in…

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