Chopper Country is closer than you think

This month marks the start of Westpac’s Chopper Appeal, fundraising for New Zealand’s Rescue Helicopters.

Often it's a service you may never think you’ll need, until you do.

We’ve partnered with the Westpac Chopper rescue, and sent Aziz on a mission to meet not people whose lives have been saved, but the pilots and paramedics who are involved in those rescue missions.

This morining he met 37-year-old Chris Eggers, who had a cardiac arrest while playing a round of golf in the Waikato. 

Watch the video. 

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