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Fire Fighting in the Hawkesbay ZK-IJD

We were recently involved in the fire fighting in the Hawke’s Bay – click on the image below for the larger version you can read online.

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Our new helicopter – an ex sheriff MD600N all the way from Alabama USA

We are proud to formally announce that we have taken delivery of a new helicopter to expand our fleet. With over 12 months of research we have secured an ex sheriff MD600N all the way from Alabama USA. The bigger and more powerful 600N with the registration ZK-IJD (India Juliet Delta) will be based in the Wairarapa and available to service the lower North Island. This aircraft is one of only two MD600N’s currently being operated within NZ and will add to our capacity to respond to Search and Rescue, Civil Defence emergencies and Fire Fighting. Also with an increase in lift capacity to boot, this heli is a great addition to the Amalgamated fleet

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Rob Fickling, from Beyond The Divide TV Show

Here’s a promo from the Australian hunting show Beyond the Divide with host Rob Fickling. Jason was their pilot for their trip into the Tararua Ranges during the 2016 Roar.

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Two missing American women found on Saturday thanks to Help Sign

"HELP" is a message that needs no explanation, and this is exactly what pilots Jd and Jamie saw when on a search for the… Posted by Amalgamated Helicopters NZ Ltd on Sunday, 1 May 2016

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Injured Tramper Survives Ordeal

A little know fact is that the Wairarapa does have its very own rescue helicopter service, We are Aircare Accredited for… Posted by Amalgamated Helicopters NZ Ltd on¬†Thursday, 28 April 2016

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Protecting the native habitat of the Wairarapa Moana wetland

Over a number of years we have been working on a project to protect and restore the native habitat and ecosystems of the Wairarapa Moana wetland.¬† Controlling invasive willows has been a key part of this work. We have been working closely with a number of organisations including the Department of Conservation, Greater Wellington Regional […]

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Airlift for Tararua Ranges tramper

See for full details or the airlift.

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Amalgamated Helicopters Featured in a Tararua Tourism Article by the Dominion Post

Amalgamated Helicopters was recently featured in an article about tourism in Tararua, written by Caleb Harris of the Dominion Post. Click here to read the article in full.

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Happy ending to missing police dog Thames – found after 7 nights in the bush

Here’s an update on Thames, the police dog that recently went missing in the bush and made national headlines. Fortunately a very happy ending, with Thames being found seven days after becoming separated from his police handler – here’s an update from The Dominion Post’s Caleb Harris: Cleared by a vet after seven nights lost […]

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AHNZL respond to an emergency beacon in Tararua Forest Park

AHNZL were contacted on Sunday by the Rescue Coordination Centre and asked to respond to an emergency beacon that had been activated in the Tararua Forest Park. Our Chief Pilot JD tracked the beacon to the Mitre Flats Hut area where our crew located a Tramping Party, one of the party had caught her foot […]

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