The Eastland Rescue Helicopter Trust cannot keep the rescue helicopter service in the air without the support of some generous locals.

ECT

Our major sponsor, Eastland Community Trust, has agreed to continue support for the Eastland Rescue Helicopter Trust to the tune of $1.25 million over the next five years because of its service to the entire Gisborne and East Coast area.

ECT chairman Richard Brooking said the Trust felt the region would be significantly worse off without the service. Providing a rescue helicopter for a district such as Eastland with its low population density and relatively hostile environment will always be a challenge and ECT will work with the helicopter Trust to help develop a more sustainable future.