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Northland Emergency Services Trust plans base move due to expansion

Northland Emergency Services Trust plans base move due to expansion

8-Apr-2021

New Zealand EMS operator Northland Emergency Services Trust (“NEST”) is planning to move to a new base due to expansion.  The organisation has provided this statement from CEO Craig Gibbons to HeliHub.com The Northland Emergency Services Trust Board of Trustees have long been aware of the limitations that the Kensington base has on operations. For... Read more

NZ EMS operator launches club for those they rescue

NZ EMS operator launches club for those they rescue

16-Jul-2020Source: Northland Emergency Services

A New Zealand based rescue helicopter pilot has established an exclusive club for those who have been rescued by helicopter which will help raise money for rescue chopper services around the country. Sue Dinkelacker, a Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot and award-winning sculptor, says the Haast Club is a way for those who have been helped... Read more

Rescue helicopter ‘Juliet’ retires from Northland fleet

Rescue helicopter ‘Juliet’ retires from Northland fleet

3-Apr-2020Source: Northland Rescue Helicopter

A helicopter from the same era as the Apollo space craft did its most valuable work in Northland Before the Northland Rescue Helicopter chopper known as Helimed1 flew thousands of kilometres saving lives in New Zealand, she visited 41 countries on a 73,000 km circumnavigation of the world. The 40-year-old helicopter – an iconic Sikorsky... Read more

Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

7-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub,com

The Northland Rescue Helicopter team were the proud recipients of an acknowledgment award for 20 years of safe operation. The award was received by Chief pilot Peter Turnbull at the Rotortech Conference that was held last week. The team fly three Sikorsky helicopters, with numbers from January to April reaching 306, reports NZ Herald.... Read more

Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot dies in fixed wing accident

Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot dies in fixed wing accident

3-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Dean Voelkerling, Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot and operations manager at Northland Emergency Services Trust, as well as a yet unknown passenger were killed in a light plane accident. Farm workers in Northland reported seeing debris fall from the plane before it crashed, reports New Zealand Herald.... Read more

Northland Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency New Zealand Team Up

Northland Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency New Zealand Team Up

13-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Northland Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency New Zealand have joined together in order to save time and lives. The plan is to have St John flight medics and two firefighters flown to the scene, where they can begin helping people who are trapped and need to be cut free. Having experienced firemen on scene... Read more

NZ – Northland seeking to upgrade to two Sikorsky S76C from S76A models

NZ – Northland seeking to upgrade to two Sikorsky S76C from S76A models

25-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) is looking to loaning $10 million from the Northland Regional Council in order to replace their two rescue helicopters. The loan from the council will have better interest rates than any bank, ultimately saving them $200,000 a year, reports NZ Herald. They would have to pay the loan back... Read more

New Helipads for Northland Rescue Helicopter

New Helipads for Northland Rescue Helicopter

18-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Northland Rescue Helicopter has received, through community funding, all-weather landing pads for Whangarei Heads, Ruawai and Kerikeri. Other communities are following suit, reports NZ Herald, and are planning on building the same helipads. Northland Rescue Helicopter has already been called out 705 times, making this the busiest year so far.... Read more

New Zealand – NEST becomes the Northland Rescue Helicopter

New Zealand – NEST becomes the Northland Rescue Helicopter

16-Mar-2016Source: Scoop

Peter Turnbull, the Northland Rescue Helicopter’s chief pilot and chief executive, says the new name is about establishing cohesive branding for the helicopters and the trust.  See full story... Read more

New Zealand CAA give Northland Emergency Service Trust Part 145 maintenance approval

New Zealand CAA give Northland Emergency Service Trust Part 145 maintenance approval

7-Sep-2015Source: Scoop

The Northland Emergency Services Trust is the first rescue helicopter operation in New Zealand to get approval to undertake maintenance on its own aircraft. See Full Story... Read more

New Zealand – NEST opens S76 simulator to public to raise funds

New Zealand – NEST opens S76 simulator to public to raise funds

1-Jun-2014Source: NZ Herald

Nest general manager Vanessa Furze said opening the facility up to the public was an opportunity to fundraise for the crucial emergency service but also a chance for people to have a go at the controls of one of the best simulators in the world.  See full story... Read more

Northland Emergency Services Trust build their own S76 simulator

Northland Emergency Services Trust build their own S76 simulator

13-Mar-2014Source: NZ Herald

The state of the art machine, located at Whangarei airport, is made using the cockpit and fuselage of a Sikorsky S-76A helicopter and is powered by five computers.  See full story... Read more

NZ – New Chairman appointed at Northland Emergency Services Trust

NZ – New Chairman appointed at Northland Emergency Services Trust

18-Nov-2013

Appointment follows the resignation of founding head John Bain Bain , whose commitment to NEST extends 25 years, where he was an instrumental part in establishing the dedicated rescue helicopter service for people in Northland.  See full story... Read more

Northland Emergency Services Trust hit by theft from hangar

Northland Emergency Services Trust hit by theft from hangar

17-Jan-2013Source: NZ Herald

Almost $10,000 worth of specialist tools and 10kg of copper cabling has been stolen from the hangar used by the organisation behind the Northland Electricity rescue helicopter. (see news story)... Read more

Northland EMS S76s gain long-range tank from tsunami write-off

Northland EMS S76s gain long-range tank from tsunami write-off

27-Jun-2012

Northland Emergency Services Trust bought an S76 which had been written-off following the 2011 tsunami in Japan.  It has proved much more profitable for re-usable spares than they imagined, the latest item put to use being a long-range tank.    Valued at NZ$224,000 new, the tank comes from the insurance-rejected shell they bought for just NZ$30,000. ... Read more

NEST buys tsunami-wrecked S76 for parts reclaim

NEST buys tsunami-wrecked S76 for parts reclaim

31-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

New Zealand based Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) has bought a de-registered Sikorsky S76 from Japan which was damaged beyond repair in the tsunami of 11th March 2011.  Chief pilot Peter Turnbull confirmed to local press that it had been acquired for an undisclosed sum for parts use only at a price significantly lower than... Read more

New Zealand: 2011 Northland Rescue Helicopter Appeal targets $300K

New Zealand: 2011 Northland Rescue Helicopter Appeal targets $300K

28-Oct-2011Source: Northpower

Northlanders are being urged to again show their generosity as the 2011 Electricity Rescue Helicopter Appeal lifts-off. Appeal envelopes are being distributed throughout the North now and major sponsors, Northpower and Top Energy, hope to better last year’s combined fundraising total of $264,360 by topping the $300,000 mark. The Electricity Rescue Helicopter is owned and... Read more

New Zealand: NEST adds third EMS S76

New Zealand: NEST adds third EMS S76

5-Apr-2011Source: NEST

Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) has announced the purchase of a third helicopter to help service its Northland operations. The purchase is significant for emergency services in the region, with Northland’s steady population growth over recent years putting increased pressure on the capacity of organisations such as NEST toprovide comprehensive coverage. The investment is welcome... Read more

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