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Busy couple of days for chopper

The Trust Tairawhiti Rescue Helicopter team have had two big days this week.

On Tuesday, the helicopter flew to a two-car crash on the Matata straight in the Bay of Plenty.

A man in his 30s suffered serious leg injuries and was flown to Tauranga Hospital.

On Monday the Gisborne chopper flew twice to Ruatoria, firstly to pick up an unwell four-year-old girl from the township medical centre, then to collect a 50-year-old woman who collapsed at work.

The women was treated by St John staff and the helicopter crew, then flown to Waikato Hospital.

The crew were in the air for four hours that day.