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4 hours ago

Every minute counts - Please donate today

Northland Rescue Helicopter Service

Meet Shane Brearley, one of our Pilots.

“It is all about getting the patient where they need to go – we often don’t know what is happening with the patient until after the mission is completed.” And the calls come thick and fast some days.

A combination of hospital transfers or a full rescue in the rural reaches of Northland’s rugged landscapes – or a long flight over the ocean to a ship or vessel out at sea – its always an unknown of what lays ahead.

No two days are the same, and each and every time the pilots have to ensure the choppers are ready. “It’s always different. Each mission, it is nice to know you are making a difference.

We are there as a pilot to transport these people who need help to get where they need to go, whether it’s a hospital transfer for urgent surgery or a full rescue scenario,” he says.

Please help us keep saving Northland lives by donating today.
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20 hours ago

Do you want to know the criminal history of candidates?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Northland MP Matt King is floating a member's bill which would require the criminal history of election candidates to be published, if they were convicted of a crime punishable by two or more years' jail time. What do you think? Would it change the way you vote?

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10 hours ago

What's On: An ART-full weekend

Stuart from Glendowie

Kowhai Art & Craft members display their work for sale. Exhibition/sale is Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 30th, November 8am-4pm, Sunday 1st December 10am-3pm. Mixed Media, Print-making, Painting, Glass, Book Art, Pottery
An ART-full weekend
  • Matakana Village Hall