New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa

Petition of Stephan Bosman: Reinstate a rescue helicopter based in Whitianga

Published date: 6 Jan 2020

Petition request

That the House of Representatives urge the Government to reinstate a rescue helicopter based in Whitianga (serving the Coromandel Peninsula) at least during summer and other peak holiday periods.

Petition reason

Providers of air ambulance services into the Coromandel Peninsula will not be basing a rescue helicopter over summer (2019/2020) at the rescue helicopter base in Whitianga. This summer is the first time in a decade no rescue helicopter will be based on the Coromandel during the busy summer season. In my view, lives may be put at risk.

Number of Signatures: 3113
Closing date: 30 Apr 2020