The Northland Electricity Rescue Helicopters are the busiest in the country. Since 1988 they have transported over 17,000 people to safety and saved thousands of lives. Whether you visit Northland for holidays or are a local, they’re there for you if you ever need them. Please support them during this annual appeal.

3 easy ways to donate

  1. Return your Freepost official donation envelope sent out to all Northland homes.
  2. Donate at any Northland ASB Branch.
  3. Internet banking donation to ERH Appeal:
    ASB - 12 3106 0046000 00.

Since 1998 over 17,000 flights, over 1000 patients annually and hundreds of lives saved.

Donate $5 or more and be in to win one of 30 rides in an Electricity Rescue Helicopter!
Official sponsors will match public donations, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $150,000.

Northpower is proud to have been on board as principal sponsor since NEST’s inception over two decades ago.

Northpower continues to run the annual fundraising appeal and by doing so ensures that every dollar raised by Northlanders goes towards the service.

Every year Northpower and Top Energy match public donations dollar for dollar up to $150,000.

Such a significant contribution is vital to helping keep this lifesaving service in the air throughout the Northland region.

Northland’s Electricity Rescue Helicopter has clearly touched the lives of a great number of people throughout New Zealand.

Given the region’s rural isolation and the response times associated with deploying road-based rescue services, the rescue helicopter performs a critical function.

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