Environment & Sustainability

Rakaia and Rangitikei Helicopters has a dedicated commitment to conservation, environmental issues and sustainability for the future.  We operate under stringent NZAIA best practice guidelines to lessen our environmental impact.  We also adhere to GrowSafe best practice guidelines with all staff being GrowSafe certificated or in the process of being certificated. Rakaia and Rangitikei Helicopters has been heavily involved with the Department of Conservation over the last 15 years with pest animal control, weed suppression, Kiwi relocation programmes and general transport support. A big part of our work is to reduce the spread of noxious weeds in our area, including Old Mans Beard and Pinus Contorta. Rakaia and Rangitikei Helicopters is involved with monitoring water quality and fish stocks in the Rakaia and Rangitikei catchments for Fish & Game to try and give them a better understanding of our waterways.

Community Work

Projects that we financially support


  • Waituna West School

  • Hunterville Schemozzle

  • Hunterville Fire Brigade

  • Rangitira Golf Club

  • Rangiwahia Dog Trials

  • Pahihakura Dog Trials

  • Parklee Bull Ride

  • Hospice

  • Hunterville Rugby Club

Past Support

  • Rangitira Golf Club Lift Project

  • Hunterville Playcentre

  • Feilding Junior Rugby

  • Palmerston North Boys High School Colts Rugby

  • Palmerston North Boys High School 7s Tournament Team

  • Huntley Golf Days and numerous other projects

  • Department of Conservation Blue Duck Restoration Project