Mission Log

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

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 


Motor Vehicle Accident

44 days ago - Friday 8 June
1640 Responded to Taihape for a MVA (motor vehicle accident) where three patients were involved in a ute rolled down a bank. We transported a 14yo female patient to Palmerston North Hospital.

Two Patients with Chest Pain

51 days ago - Friday 1 June
1030 Transported a male patient with chest pain from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
1240 The rescue helicopter was responded to a farm house at Omakere for a 52 year old male with chest pain, he was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Porangahau Mission

54 days ago - Tuesday 29th May
1930 Flew to Porangahau for a female patient in her 60’s with a medical complaint – she was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment
2300 Tasked to Hunterville for a car accident, but had to turn back due to weather.

A busy Saturday for the Rescue Heli.

57 days ago - Saturday 26th May.
1245 - The rescue helicopter was tasked to Poraiti to attend a male patient in his 70’s, who had fallen from a mountain bike suffering moderate head and rib injuries. Because of the inaccessible location the helicopter was required. The mountain biker was initially treated at the scene, but a St John Intensive Care Paramedic before transporting to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

1930 - The rescue helicopter flew to Wairoa Hospital to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition, requiring transporting to Hawkes Bay Hospital.

Wairoa Hospital Transfer

59 days ago - Thursday 24th May
Tasked to Wairoa Hospital to transport a female patient, in her 60’s, with head injury – she was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Stroke Patient

2 months ago - Saturday 19th May
1700 Flew to Wairoa to pick up a 71yo female who was suffering from a stroke

Facial Injuries in a rural address at Ruakutiri

2 months ago - Thursday 17th May
0800 The Rescue Helicopter responded to a farm address at Ruakutiri to a 46 y.o. male truck driver who was loading cattle on to a stock truck, when a cattle beast crashed a gate in the yards in to the face of the truck driver. The truck driver was suffering facial injuries, he was transported to Gisborne Hospital for assessment and treatment.

Wairoa Pick up on way back to Hastings

2 months ago - Thursday 17th May
1100 As the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was returning from Gisborne it was diverted to Wairoa Hospital to transport a male patient with a dislocated hip to Hawkes Bay Hospital.

Police Search and Rescue

2 months ago - Wednesday 16th May
2300 The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was tasked to assist Police to located 2 male hunters who were lost, and suffering from hypothermia, high on an alpine ridge in the Ruahine ranges. Due to poor visibility and high wind in the area the helicopter was unable to access the search area. However the helicopter was used to transport 3 LandSAR volunteers part way up the ranges, where the LandSAR team disembarked and proceeded on foot to search for the lost hunters. We understand the 3 member LandSAR team located the hunters around 5:00 a.m. this morning, and safely walked them out later in the morning.

Wairoa Hospital

2 months ago - Monday 14th May
0600 Responded to Wairoa hospital for a patient with breathing problems, patient was deceased on arrival

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