Originally from Hamilton, Leah Koretz is the Trust Tairāwhiti Eastland Rescue Helicopter’s youngest crewman who, having spent two years with Hato Hone St Johns in Ruatoria, came with some useful experience under her belt. But while passionate about her work as an Emergency Medical Technician, Leah had always dreamed of working with helicopters and joined the team as crewman in September 2023.