Kiwis dig deep for local rescue choppers

Kiwis dig deep for local rescue choppers

The Westpac Chopper Appeal has raised $1.22 million from New Zealanders giving generously to support their local rescue helicopters.

All donations from the appeal are distributed back to the 16 rescue helicopter services across the country and the money raised locally, stays local.

Westpac GM Consumer Bank and Wealth, Simon Power says the total raised is due to the hard work and dedication of Westpac staff, the volunteers and everyone who has given so generously again this year.

“This year’s chopper appeal has been focussed on the concept of ‘Chopper Country’ and keeping people safe as they go out and live their lives to the fullest in New Zealand’s great outdoors – whether they’re at work or out exploring, as Kiwis do,” said Mr Power.

Donations are welcome throughout the year and can be made at or any Westpac branch.

Westpac is the principal sponsor of the Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Canterbury Westpac rescue helicopters.

The annual Westpac Chopper Appeal helps raise funds for all regional rescue helicopter services around New Zealand.

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