The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust administers a professional air rescue service throughout the Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough & Buller regions utilising a twin engine BK117 helicopter.  We are supported by highly trained crew, pilots and St John intensive care paramedics for the treatment and recovery of people needing urgent medical care and transportation.

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Each year the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter assists in over 500 missions throughout the region including medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, search and rescue, industrial and rural accidents.  With our base in Nelson being surrounded by three National Parks, a ski field within driving distance and the beautiful coastal waters which surround us, outdoor accidents account for approximately 40% of these missions.

We are proudly supported by our Principal Funder, NZCT, our Associate Sponsors, Community Sponsors, Media Partners, Corporate Friends, gaming machine trusts, local service groups and individuals throughout the region.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust is a registered Charitable Trust (CC32268) operating since 1991 to provide a dedicated rescue helicopter service to the community.

As a community based, self funded operation, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust Inc gratefully welcomes donations from interested people and organisations. For more information, please visit our donate page