About Us


About GCH Aviation Group

GCH Aviation incorporates our parent company Garden City Helicopters, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, plus our additional aviation operations extending through New Zealand and into the South Pacific. These include Garden City Helicopters Nelson, Garden City Helicopters Greymouth, Wellington Helicopters, Pacific Island Air Fiji and Vanuatu Helicopters, offering helicopter scenic tours, transfers, charters, and commercial helicopter services.

The Group also operates emergency air rescue and air ambulance services; Westpac Rescue Helicopter, NZCC Rescue Helicopter, Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter, and the New Zealand Flying Doctor Service. In addition, we are home to Canterbury's first full-service corporate Jet Centre, a gateway for private jets, purpose-built to service the South Island’s rapidly growing corporate aviation market. Our GCH UAV drone division offers state-of-the-art, high-resolution aerial imaging and inspection services, revolutionising business in a range of industry sectors.

GCH Aviation Group represents over three decades of exceptional aviation experience in helicopter and fixed-wing tourism, certified flight training, commercial, air rescue, and ambulance operations.

Key Operations

Our Team

Caroline Blanchfield

Caroline is an experienced Tourism Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. She is highly skilled in Marketing Management, Business Planning, Sales, Event Management, and Market Research. She is also a strong community and social services professional.

Caroline Blanchfield
Group Marketing Manager
Simon Duncan
Simon Duncan
Group General Manager
John Currie

John has operated the business for over three decades and has increased our reputation for innovation, quality, and safety, helping us to become one of New Zealand’s leading aviation operators.

John Currie
Group Managing Director
Andrew Currie
Andrew Currie
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Currie
Daniel Currie
Chief Financial Officer
Caroline Blanchfield

Caroline is an experienced Tourism Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. She is highly skilled in Marketing Management, Business Planning, Sales, Event Management, and Market Research. She is also a strong community and social services professional.

Caroline Blanchfield
Group Marketing Manager
Simon Duncan
Simon Duncan
Group General Manager
John Currie

John has operated the business for over three decades and has increased our reputation for innovation, quality, and safety, helping us to become one of New Zealand’s leading aviation operators.

John Currie
Group Managing Director
Andrew Currie
Andrew Currie
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Currie
Daniel Currie
Chief Financial Officer
Caroline Blanchfield

Caroline is an experienced Tourism Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. She is highly skilled in Marketing Management, Business Planning, Sales, Event Management, and Market Research. She is also a strong community and social services professional.

Caroline Blanchfield
Group Marketing Manager
Simon Duncan
Simon Duncan
Group General Manager
John Currie

John has operated the business for over three decades and has increased our reputation for innovation, quality, and safety, helping us to become one of New Zealand’s leading aviation operators.

John Currie
Group Managing Director
Andrew Currie
Andrew Currie
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Currie
Daniel Currie
Chief Financial Officer

Proudly Representing

  • Garden City Helicopters Logo
  • Kaikoura Helicopters Logo Black
  • GCH Nelson Logo
  • Wellington Helicopters Logo
  • Pacific Island Air Logo
  • Vanuatu Helicopters Logo
  • Westpac Rescue Logo Black
  • Nelson Marlborough Rescue Logo Black
  • NZ Flying Doctors Logo
  • GCH Jet Centre Logo
  • GCH UAV Logo
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