Poor visibility as a result of persistent bad weather led to a quiet week for the Trust Tairāwhiti Eastland Rescue Helicopter. However, the team did get to Ruatoria on Saturday in response to a medical event. Already on the scene were Ruatoria Fire Service and St John, which handed care over to the on-board critical care flight paramedic. Once assessed and treated, the patient was flown in a stable condition to Gisborne Hospital.