The Trust Tairawhiti Rescue Helicopter covers the area between Mahia and Waikaremoana in the South to the East Cape and around to Te Kaha.

By the very nature of living on the East Coast we cannot afford to be without a rescue chopper. Our chopper flies into areas that would be extremely difficult for a road ambulance to access due to our winding roads, steep terrain and complex network of farming and forestry tracks.

The map below shows the location of ECT Rescue Helicopter missions in 2018.