The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew four missions and conducted training and promotional sorties over the past week.

On February 22 the crew conducted a Night Vision Goggle training sortie.

On February 24 an afternoon callout to Waiouru military Camp was needed to help a woman in her 20s requiring urgent hospital maternity care.

On Friday the crew flew to Ruatiti, north of Raetihi, for an elderly local woman suffering a serious medical event. She was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital. Later that day an elderly Greytown woman on the northbound Northerner Explorer near Tangiwai suffered a serious medical event. The train was met by a road ambulance and the patient offloaded to await the arrival of the rescue helicopter and then airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

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On Saturday an afternoon mission was flown to help police search for a missing elderly Palmerston North woman. On Sunday the rescue helicopter service was part of a promotional event.