Mission Log

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Below you will find a summary of our recent missions. Our life-saving services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and are completely free of charge to everyone in Hawke's Bay. For more information about our work please contact the Fundraising Team on 06 878 1630 or email mfm@hbhrt.org.nz 


Training with Police and the Coastguard

14 months ago - Sunday 01 October - 1400 - The rescue helicopter was involved in a combined Police & Coastguard training exercise along the coast line north of Napier Port, simulating a rescue from an over-turned boat.

Mohaka River

14 months ago - Saturday 29th September - 1200 - The Helicopter was tasked to the Mohaka River, approx. 1 hour walk below the Te Puia Springs DOC hut, to a 14 y.o. boy with an ankle injury. He was airlifted to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Search for Police and Hospital Transfer

14 months ago - Wednesday 27 September

1400 Responded by Police to search the waters out from the Mohaka river mouth, following a possible sighting of people in the water. No one was found so the helicopter returned to base.

1700 Transported a male patient from Wairoa hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital with breathing problems

Nuhaka Mission

14 months ago - Sunday September 24th - 1200 The rescue helicopter was called to Nuhaka in Northern Hawke's Bay for a female patient aged in her 80’s, with stroke-like symptoms. The lady was flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Single Vehicle Road Accident near Putorino

14 months ago - Thursday 21st September - 1700 The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was called to a single vehicle road accident on a country road near Putorino, where a car with 3 occupants rolled. All occupants self extricated from the car, 2 of the occupants were uninjured whilst a pregnant female sustained moderate injuries. Wairoa’s St John’s road ambulance was on scene to provide initial treatment of the passenger, but the Rescue Helicopter was called to transport the patient to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment

Transfer to Hawke's Bay Hospital

14 months ago - Thursday 21st September 1300 The helicopter was called to Wairoa Hospital to transport a female patient, in her 70’s with a severe chest pain. She was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Transfer to specialists in Wellington

14 months ago - Wednesday 20th September - 2000 The helicopter transported a 62 year old female with a cardiac condition from Hawke’s Bay Hospital to Wellington Hospital.

Lake Tutira Rescue Mission.

14 months ago - Monday Sept 18th - 18.15 The Rescue Helicopter was responded to a farm near Lake Tutira to a 68 year old male who had fallen from a ladder, and sustained neck and spinal injuries. With the aid of night vision goggles, he has then flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Patient with Seizure Symptoms in Rural Tarawera

14 months ago - Sunday 17 September - 0730 The rescue helicopter was responded to a rural Tarawera farm station to airlift a 41-year-old man who had collapsed and was experiencing seizure type symptoms. He was stabilised at the scene by St John Intensive Care Paramedics prior to being transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Wairoa Transfer

14 months ago - Thursday 14 September - 1325 Transported a male patient with cardiac issues from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

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