One of three crew to have been born and raised in Gisborne, Gareth got his taste for adrenalin while immersed in the adventure tourism industry around the world, and was working in white water rafting in Queenstown when he discovered his passion for paramedicine. Returning home to take up the role of critical care flight paramedic with the Trust Tairāwhiti Eastland Rescue Helicopter service is a welcome return home for Gareth.