Limited Return of Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Welcomed

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is welcoming news that the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter will return to Whitianga during January 2021.

‘This is a step in the right direction. It is better than nothing, but it is not a return of the service that we used to have and had come to rely on.’

‘Coromandel people will be grateful to the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, but we are still disappointed in the Government’s policy that removed an emergency rescue helicopter from the purpose-built facility in Whitianga during the summer peak and on long weekends.’

‘Coromandel people will welcome the return of this limited service, but we will continue fighting for the reinstatement of our previous service.’

‘The nearly 50,000 signature petition I presented to Parliament is still before the Health Select Committee and I know Coromandel people will want that opportunity pursued vigorously.’