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Update from the Chairperson

by TAAT • March 16, 2020

The last year has been a time of great change. DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER The Trust started the year supporting the service with the Cessna 421. The aircraft was almost 40 years old and in need of constant repairs and maintenance. Unfortunately on May 24, 2019 our plane was involved in an incident at Hamilton Airport. The […]

Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust partner with Skyline Aviation

by TAAT • March 16, 2020

When only the best service will do Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust manager/trustee David Drummond is delighted to announce Skyline Aviation as the Trust’s new operator. DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER “This is great news for the people of Taranaki,” he says. “Skyline is New Zealand’s most capable and experienced fixed wing air ambulance service provider and together we […]

Media Release – May 25th – Emergency landing at Hamilton Airport

by TAAT • May 25, 2019

TO: An updated media release From: Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust Saturday May 25 Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust chairwoman Christina Houghton has confirmed a plane carrying a patient from New Plymouth to Waikato Hospital made an emergency landing in Hamilton on Friday, February 24 at 11am. ‘’The Cessna 421operated on our behalf by SkyWest Aviation landed […]

Taranaki Wide Support

by TAAT • March 8, 2018

The support for the Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust has been strong this week! And what a week is has been for our tireless trustees! They have been hosted and have hosted. The Eltham Lions Club visited us last Tuesday night, followed this week by the Codgers Coffee Club. And the trustees were hosted last night […]

High-tech baby pods ensure sick babies can travel safely

by TAAT • February 14, 2018

Thank you to The Taranaki Patriotic Trust for giving the Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust an amazing donation last year to ensure New Plymouth had a baby pod. Now with a top up donation, again from the Taranaki Patriotic Trust, we have been able to go one step further and provide South Taranaki with a baby […]

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Generous fundraising

by TAAT • January 11, 2018

Towards the end of 2016, the trust was on the receiving end of two very generous donations. Brenda Cash, Artist, held an exhibition at White Sail Gallery, with all proceeds from her works being donated to the trust. The Exhibition was sponsored by Shelley Voullaire and Colin Clarke of Craigs Investment Partners, New Plymouth. Thanks […]


Green Morris Studio Exhibition for the Air Ambulance

by TAAT • November 7, 2017

Brenda Cash from Green Morris Studios has been painting for the Air Ambulance Service. She very kindly donated two of her pieces to our art auction, has sold pieces at her open studio days and is now hosting an exhibition at White Sail Gallery at Breakwater Bay, New Plymouth. Details of the exhibition are on […]

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Steelformers Round the Mountain

by TAAT • November 7, 2017

We are privileged to be the charity chosen by the Steelformers Round the Mountain Relay for 2016. The event is a fun all night, all day team building event,with teams completing 1 lap 150km of Mt Taranaki. There are prizes for the best dressed and best themed teams, with trophies for the 1st School team […]

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Dinner and Auction

by TAAT • August 29, 2016

We are holding a fundraising dinner and auction at our Hangar October 15, 2016. To buy tickets go to

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A Busy 3 Months

by TAAT • July 23, 2016

The Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust has just completed a very busy three months, transferring an average of nearly 10 patients per week. The trust’s aircraft has helped a total of 126 patients in those 3 months to receive specialist care in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington. The trust, based at New Plymouth Airport, operates […]