Here is the emergency response helicopter for the Nelson/Marlborough area.
Summit or Westpac I’m not sure. [ Summit has bailed. They are now looking for a principal sponsor – Ed ]
But its off to the Marlborough Sounds to pick its third casualty of the day.
What would have meant possibly a two or three hour boat ride in possibly rough conditions and then another 40 minute drive to the hospital is now achieved in half an hour.
What’s more, the paramedics can opt to go to Wellington or even Auckland if the situation warrants.
While the Labour and Green parties and all the sniveling libertarians out there tell us that times have never been tougher, the proof remains that we have never had it so good in this country.