Principal gets behind book launch
Okaihau Primary School principal Tim Couling appreciates the Northland Rescue Helicopter service more than most.
The 54-year-old feels lucky to have survived a car accident in 2013 which left him with facial injuries and damage to his knee.
So he was more than happy for his school to host the Northland Rescue Helicopter’s latest book launch an adventure tale for kids, on November 10.
‘‘They were amazing, the people from the ambulance and fire brigade,’’ Couling says. ‘‘And the helicopter seemed to be there almost immediately and flew us down to Whangarei A & E.
‘‘The helicopter is such an incredible service. We are so lucky to have it and we need to keep it.’’
The Northland Rescue Helicopter flies more than 900 rescue missions each year making it one of the busiest rescue helicopter services in New Zealand.
is an adventure tale about two kids who go hunting for treasure in the sand dunes of Ahipara. It’s the second children’s book the service has published, following last year’s popular
All proceeds from the sale of the books go to the Northland Rescue Helicopter.
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Okaihau Primary School students Devyn Ward, Steven Lewis-Repia, Draedyn Baker and Sian Coleman with the new book.