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Rescue helicopter routes to be extended

Rescue helicopter routes to be extended

1 December 2021   |   FEATURED STORY

Life-saving new flight routes are in the works to enable "otherwise impossible" missions for the Otago regional rescue helicopter service, thanks to funding from the Otago Service Clubs Medical Trust (OSCMT).

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Sport key to building life after accident

Sport key to building life after accident

27 March 2021   |   FEATURED STORY

Twenty years after an accident that left him without the use of his legs, Dunedin man Rob Gillan tells Wyatt Ryder about his life in a wheelchair, his struggles with depression and how international darts tournaments have helped him get through.

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Grateful patient gives to service

Grateful patient gives to service

18 June 2020   |   FEATURED STORY

It is hard to find the words to thank someone for saving your life. For Barry Johnston, of Wanaka, actions could speak louder.

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$47,000 raised for Otago Rescue Helicopter trust

$47,000 raised for Otago Rescue Helicopter trust

20 June 2021

This year’s Waianakarua and Waiareka Valley Lions Clubs winter crop competition has raised a record-breaking $68,000 — $47,000 for the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter Trust and $21,000 for St John Oamaru.

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Exhibition in Alexandra to raise funds for the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

Exhibition in Alexandra to raise funds for the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

7 February 2021

It’s full steam ahead for an exhibition opening on Saturday at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery in Alexandra. We Drove Here will uncover how pioneering developments in motoring transformed social interaction.

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Gales honoured: 'It's been a big journey'

Gales honoured: 'It's been a big journey'

31 December 2019

"It would be nice to think we have made a little bit of a difference" That was the typically low-key way Graeme Gale described his life-saving air ambulance and conservation work.

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Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust gets new CPR machine

Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust gets new CPR machine

27 August 2019

A new chest compression machine could be the difference between life and death, at the scenes of accidents, in the South. The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust has acquired a German-built, mechanical, CPR device to take over the exhausting task of performing CPR.

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$8000 donation for Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

$8000 donation for Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

16 July 2019

The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust (ORHT) has benefited from $8000 in funds raised by the Valley Roar.

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