The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust administers a professional air rescue service throughout the Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough & Buller communities utilising a twin engine BK117 helicopter and a single engine AS350BA helicopter. We are supported by highly trained personnel and volunteers for the treatment and recovery of people needing urgent medical care and attention.

We are proudly supported by our Principal Funder, NZCT, our Associate Sponsors, Corporate Friends, gaming machine trusts, local service groups and individuals throughout the region.


The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust is a registered Charitable Trust operating since 1991 to provide a dedicated rescue helicopter service to the community.

As a community based, self funded operation, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust Inc gratefully welcomes donations from interested people and organisations. For more information, please visit donate.