In a life and death situation, every minute counts, and helicopter rescue – especially in rural or remote locations – is often the patient’s only chance for survival.

The Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust is dedicated to providing a Rescue Helicopter Service to those who require urgent medical, or search and rescue support, in the Hawke’s Bay region.

Each year the Crew assists in over 300 missions helping those who need urgent medical care and transportation.

The trust aim is to keep their life saving services completely free of charge, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to everyone in our community.




The Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run passes over private land and part of this includes the biggest privately owned wildlife sanctuary in New Zealand – Cape Sanctuary. 

The main objective of establishing the sanctuary was to restore land birds, sea birds and reptiles on three properties on the Cape Kidnappers peninsula – Cape Kidnappers Station and part of the neighbouring property – Haupouri Station owned mainly by the Hansen family and partly by Andy and Liz Lowe. It was the drive of Andy Lowe that made this wildlife sanctuary a reality. 

The initiative is unique in that it is the first time large-scale wildlife conservation has been undertaken in a farming/multi use landscape. 

Hawke’s Bay LandSAR

Hawkes Bay Landsar is a volunteer organisation that provides search and rescue support to the lost, missing and injured in the Hawkes Bay.

The team will be out on course marshalling on race day, so you know you’re in great hands!