The Trust Tairāwhiti Eastland Rescue Helicopter responded to a trauma in Te Araroa, where the crew were met by St John first responder staff. The patient was stabilised by our Critical Care Flight Paramedic and needed to be transported to Waikato Hospital. Our crew went to Whakatane to meet the Aerocool Tauranga Rescue helicopter crew, who flew the patient on to Waikato in a critical condition. This enabled the Tairāwhiti team to get back to the East Coast ready for the next mission.