Kayla Morrison

A flight in hope Kayla Morrison was freaking out, but trying not to show it. She had woken up in pain and it was getting worse. Her neck was on fire and achy, and to move her shoulders or head…

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Running for your life – Nigel Baker

A week or two back, Nigel Baker finished the Kerikeri Half Marathon – a running event that last year nearly claimed his life after he stopped breathing merely a few kilometres from the finish line. November 2016 and Nigel was…

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Lily Richards

Lily Richards

Little Lily is only three years old and yet has already had more ambulance rides and hospital visits than the average adult. Having been diagnosed with “life threatening asthma”, Lily’s condition can deteriorate extremely quickly. She has been flown by…

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Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor

Tangiteroria farmer, Scott Taylor, knows he had a lucky escape not once, but twice – both times needing to call on the services of the Northland Rescue Helicopter for help. Living more than 45 minutes from Whangarei, the prospect of…

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Pilot Sam Murtagh

Sam Murtagh never knows what each day will bring – as one of the pilots for the Northland Rescue Helicopters, his days are different, exciting, emotional and sometimes, quiet and full of paperwork. After six years, he knows there will…

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