Risking their lives for those in distress, the Code 1 helicopter crew, paramedics and emergency doctors are often the difference between life and death.
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New Season: Jump aboard with the brave crews of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter as they risk life and limb to bring urgent medical care to some of New Zealand's most remote locations.
The Westpac chopper crew rush to a surfer after his board slashes his leg open at a remote Coromandel beach; and a female passenger is in a critical condition after head-on smash.
Every minute is critical for a Great Barrier man with a large blood clot in his leg. Meanwhile, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew tend to a boatie who's crushed his hand.
The Westpac chopper crew battle the incoming tide while treating a surfer with spinal injuries; and a back seat passenger is injured in high-speed car accident.
After a car hits a bridge, one girl's injuries are so severe it takes the entire Westpac Chopper crew to treat her, and a motocross rider is run over by a fellow racer's bike.
The Westpac chopper crew undertake a dangerous recovery mission for a mum of six injured in dense bush; and a woman is crushed between a lurching car and an ATM.
A diver needs to be airlifted to hospital after being found unconscious on the seabed, and the Westpac chopper treats a motorcyclist who has skidded on loose metal.
Westpac Chopper paramedics fly to a teenager with suspected paralysis after being hit in the back by a surfboard in the breakers.
It's every parent's nightmare when an 11-year-old flips badly on a trampoline, twisting his neck, regaining consciousness with suspected spinal injuries.
Season Final: Every second counts for a man who's suffered a seizure, as crew put the pensioner into an induced coma to stabilise him for the helicopter dash to hospital.