Events Calendar

We have lots of events happening throughout the year that you can get involved in. Click on the links below for more information about all of our upcoming events.  

If you are organising a fundraising event on behalf of the Rescue Helicopter and would like to see it listed here and on our Facebook page, please contact Laura Hyde at or call 06 878 1630


March 2017

31 March (Friday) Annual Golf Tournament RESCHEDULED DATE
Join us for our Annual Golf Tournament, held at the the Hill Country Estate, this is an event not to be missed! Find out more


April 2017

8 & 9 April (Saturday & Sunday) Evolution of the Motorcycle Show 2017
Head to McClean Park for the Evolution of the Motorcycle Show 2017. On display will be,  Mike Hailwood’s 1987 TT winning NCR Ducati, John Britten’s V1000, Three Buckley Systems BSL two stroke grand prix motorcycles, as well as historic speedway motorcycles and historic, classic and modern race motorcycles. Funds raised will benefit the Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust.  Find out more


May 2017

5 May (Friday) Westpac Chopper Appeal Collection Day
The Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust, in partnership with Westpac will be collecting at sites outside Westpac Branches around Hawke’s Bay to raise vital funds to support our lifesaving service. We’ll be collecting between 8am and 5.30pm on Friday 5 May, so if you would like to volunteer to help out please contact Laura on 06 878 1630. Donations can be made on the day at our collection sites, at your local Westpac branch, or online at 

13 May (Saturday) The Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon 
Join 'Team Rescue Heli' for the 2nd annual Hawke's Bay Marathon on Saturday 13 May. With 4 different events to choose from (including a 3km kid's run, 10k, half marathon and full marathon course) there is something for everyone. All 'Team Rescue Heli' runners or walkers will be giving a team running top, fundraising pack and meet and greet with the team. For more information about the events visit the Hawke's Bay Marathon website. For more information about joining the team contact Laura Hyde


From July 2017


Rescue Rosé is a brand new summer fruit Rosé made in partnership between Ka Tahi Wines and a group from Taradale High School's Young Enterprise Scheme. Five young people have created Rescue Enterprises, and are selling 1000 bottles of the special edition wine, with $3000 coming to the Rescue Helicopter! If you would like to order any, please contact Paige on Get in quick, with only 1000 to sell, these are sure to be sold out in no time!


August 2017

4 August (Friday) The Grape Debate

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The grape debate will be held at Te Awa Winery on the 4th of August, with proceeds coming to the Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter. Thanks so much to Bex Tacon at Plan it Events for her hard work in organising it. 


December 2017

P5 Festive open hours

4 - 10 December (all week) Festive Appeal Week 
Find out more here


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