We believe that when we set out on a mission, it’s not just the pilot and the crew onboard. It’s the individuals, families, and businesses on the ground, who help us save lives in the Taranaki region.

The Support Crew is the name of our regular donation programme, that gets the rescue helicopter off the ground. By joining our Support Crew, you can help us save lives in Taranaki.

Join our Support Crew : Choose your level of support

Benefits of joining the Support Crew

  • Exclusive member-only Taranaki Rescue Helicopter lapel pin
  • Exclusive invitation to the annual Support Crew lunch at the Hangar with the crew
  • OnBoard Newsletter every six months giving you insight into our rescue missions
  • Monthly eNews updating you on mission numbers and news from the crew
  • Annual tax receipt
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Is there a minimum amount?

There is no minimum amount – you can set whatever amount you are most comfortable with.

How do I claim my tax rebate in New Zealand?

If you are a New Zealand taxpayer you can claim up to a third of your donation back at the end of the tax year. In order to do so, you will need to submit the IR526 tax credit claim form along with the donation receipts the following April. You can also do this online at the end of each tax year.

For individuals who donate via payroll giving, you receive immediate tax credits that reduce your PAYE payable, and do not need to wait until the end of year to claim your tax credits.

How do I change my Support Crew amount?

Changing your recurring donation amount is easy – simply log into your online banking account, find your recurring donation payment and make the changes accordingly. If you are paying by credit card, you can update the amount through your bank. Alternatively, simply drop us an email here and we will assist you with it.

How do I cancel my Support Crew membership?

We are sorry to see you go, but we fully understand your decision. Drop us an email and we will assist you with the cancellation.