Com­pany recom­mits to chop­per

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

On hear­ing the news that Green­lea Res­cue Heli­copter is stay­ing in the dis­trict, Cen­tury 21 Premier (Tu¯rangi) has recom­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the life­sav­ing ser­vice.

Lo­cal Cen­tury 21 fran­chise owner Wai John­son says the Green­lea Res­cue Heli­copter will be the sin­gle re­cip­i­ent of their 2019 fundrais­ing.

This year the Tu¯rangi-based real es­tate busi­ness joined oth­ers in the cam­paign to re­tain the heli­copter res­cue ser­vice for the Taupo¯-Cen­tral Plateau area, in­clud­ing pledg­ing fi­nan­cial sup­port if the ser­vice was re­tained.

The busi­ness has raised over $15,000 with an an­nual char­ity auc­tion and din­ner for St John Youth. In 2017 it raised funds for Coastguard Tu¯rangi.

Wai says last month Cen­tury 21 hosted a Spring Fling to thank the com­mu­nity for its gen­eros­ity.

“It was a great night with a lo­cal band and plenty of de­li­cious food.”

For Wai the Green­lea res­cue heli­copter has a very per­sonal con­nec­tion.

The heli­copter res­cued her son and his best friend when they cap­sized on the lake. She says if it had it not been for their fast ac­tion in lo­cat­ing the boys in the dark, both would have died.

Cen­tury 21 Premier will host its next char­ity auc­tion and din­ner for the Green­lea res­cue heli­copter in the New Year, with the date to be an­nounced soon.

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