Westpac Chopper Appeal 2017

1st - 31st May 2017

Running throughout May, the Westpac Chopper Appeal is an important national fundraising event where Westpac staff, with support from their customers, raise awareness and funds for the charities that provide New Zealand’s rescue helicopter services.

Every dollar raised from the Chopper Appeal here in Hawke’s Bay goes straight back to the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter, meaning money raised locally, stays local.

Here's how you can support us this May...


Make a Donation - All month 

Pop into your local Westpac branch and make a donation to support your local Rescue Helicopter. You can also donate online (choose Hawke's Bay from the drop down menu), or, if you are Westpac customer, you can also donate your Hotpoints


Buy a Raffle ticket - All month 

For just $2 a ticket, you could be in to win some fabulous prizes, including; 2016 Warriors Shirt, $100 Speights Ale House Voucher, $100 Maina Restaurant Voucher, Pak & Save Napier Gift Basket, Unichem Waipukurau Gift Basket, Westpac Sports Pack and a Bin Inn Taradale Gift Basket. Tickets are available from Westpac branches from 9th May 2017. 


Volunteer at the Street Appeal - Friday 5th May 2017

Calling all volunteers! Could you spare a couple of hours on Friday 5th May to help with our street collection? Collections sites are all over Hawke's Bay, so if you would like to help please contact Barbara Daniel at for more information. 


Hot Rod & Classic Car Festival - Sunday 7th May 2017

Come along to a fun filled family day out at the Meeanee Speedway on Sunday 7th May for the 25th annual Hot Rod and Classic Car Festival. Over 600 hot rods and classic cars and bikes will be on display from 9am until 2pm, and proceeds will go to the Rescue Helicopter. Adult entry is $10, and children $3. Find out more


Mother's Day screening of Snatched - Thursday 25th May 2017

Get the girls together and watch Snatched - a new comedy featuring Amy Schaumer and Goldie Horne - at the Focal Point Cinemas & Café, 126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings. Tickets are $25 and include a drink. Find out more or contact Cara or Ro on 06 878 0830 or or


Quiz Night - Wednesday 31st May 2017

Join us for a Quiz Night in aid of your local rescue helicopter service. A night of entertainment and quizzical thinking, organised by the Westpac Chopper Appeal. All funds raised come to the Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust. Teams can be 4-6 and entry is $120 per team. There are loads of prizes to be won on the day, and all teams must register by 24th May. Contact Kristy Douglas on or 06 878 0840 for your entry form today.


With thanks to Westpac for supporting the Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust


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