Advantage Conference 2024


  • Date: Wednesday 4th September 2024
  • Time: 7:30am to 2pm
  • Location: Life Flight NZ, Wellington International Airport – 17 George Bolt Street, Rongotai, Wellington, NZ

Getting there: Transport location, times and other information for Delegates participating in this year’s Taskforce Project will be confirmed closer to the event

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Charity Overview

Life Flight, or Life Flight Trust, is a ‘not for profit’ charitable trust providing crucial emergency aeromedical services with their fleet of three nationwide Air Ambulances and the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Each week, approximately 25 people require time-critical aeromedical care. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Air Ambulance Planes are ready to respond in their time of need.

Emergency Medical Transport: Life Flight transports critically ill or injured patients swiftly to hospitals or medical facilities, often covering large distances where ground transport would be too slow or inaccessible. This rapid response can make a significant difference in saving lives, especially in cases where timely medical intervention is crucial.

Search and Rescue Operations: Life Flight assists in search and rescue operations, helping locate and extract individuals in remote or challenging terrains.

Disaster Response: During natural disasters or large-scale emergencies, Life Flight provides essential support by airlifting injured individuals to safety, transporting medical personnel and supplies to affected areas, and aiding in reconnaissance efforts to assess damage and prioritise rescue operations.

Medical Expertise: Life Flight’s aircraft are equipped with advanced medical equipment and staffed by highly trained medical professionals, including doctors, paramedics, and nurses. This ensures that patients receive critical care during transit, increasing their chances of survival and recovery.

Community Outreach and Education: Life Flight often engages in community outreach programs, educating the public about emergency preparedness, first aid, and safety measures. By raising awareness and promoting safety practices, they contribute to reducing the incidence of emergencies and accidents in the community.

Supporting Regional Healthcare: In regions with limited access to specialised medical care, Life Flight bridges the gap by providing rapid transport to tertiary care centers. This ensures that patients in remote areas receive timely access to the medical services they need, improving healthcare equity across the region.

Life Flight’s impact on the community is profound, saving lives, providing vital support during emergencies, and enhancing the overall resilience and safety of the New Zealand population.

Project Details:
Our annual Taskforce project is set to provide much needed electrical and plumbing upgrades to the Life Flight Trust – Westpac Rescue Helicopter base in Wellington this year. We are proud to invite you to help transform the air rescue base that plays a vital role in the Life Flight Trust mission.

  • Electrical upgrades, Energy efficiency, LED lighting Upgrades
  • Plumbing & Drainage upgrades, water conservation and preventative maintenance
  • Glazing, replacing broken windows
  • General Maintenance, including Painting & Cleaning

Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at Life Flight Trust, Sebastian Grodd said “Our Air rescue base is the hub, where our urgent missions start and end. To get this help and expertise, to make it the best that it can be, means so much to our team. Looking forward to having you all with us for the day, thank you so much for taking the opportunity to make a difference!

Looking Back on Taskforce 2023...
Our Electrical & Plumbing Network has a strong heritage of giving back to the local communities. In 2023, Australian Members and Sponsors continued this tradition, with some fantastic upgrades completed for a very worthy local charity in Perth, Western Australia.

Over 55 delegates and sponsors volunteered their skills and expertise to Parkerville Children & Youth Campus to provide much-needed upgrades to refurbish their main tiring building and reception site “Rosemary Cottage” – a large multi-roomed building in the centre of the facility. This giving back initiative included a wide range of electrical, plumbing, glazing and painting works.

The Parkerville Children & Youth Campus facilities provide personalised care to children and young people impacted by sexual assault, child abuse, homelessness. The overall project was valued at $62,000 in labour and donated materials on the day. O’Brien Australia CEO Peter Lumsdaine was so moved by the cause that he provided an additional $10,000 cash donation from the O’Brien Group to further support the work of the Parkerville team.

Please use the link below to register for Taskforce 2024.

*A reminder to please arrive a day before Taskforce date to ensure your attendance.