A man has been flown to Waikato Hospital after suffering a serious medical event in Waihi.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Waihi at 10am to pick up the 68-year-old local man, who was in a serious condition.

He was flown to Waikato hospital for specialist care. The helicopter was used because of the distance to definitive care.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island.


Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Tauranga's principal sponsor's, Trustpower and TECT.