Actively Supporting Our Communities
Air Rescue Services Ltd was incorporated in February 2002 for the purpose of operating gaming machines to raise funds for distribution to charitable and community organisations throughout the Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Marlborough, Wellington, Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Auckland and Northland regions of New Zealand.
Net proceeds from the operation of gaming machines at our Member Venues are returned in the form of grants. The company's primary funding objective is to support the vital community work and development of rescue and medical equipment and services in the Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Marlborough, Wellington, Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Auckland and Northland regions. However, grants are also made to other community groups and organisations that qualify for grant assistance under the company's legislated Authorised Purpose.
Air Rescue and Community Services operates in accordance with the Gambling Act 2003, and is governed by the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs.