Story: Ambulance services

Funding appeal

Funding appeal

Wellington College students used collection boxes shaped like ambulances in a street appeal for the Wellington Free Ambulance in 1989. Ambulance services in New Zealand receive some government funding, but rely on donations from the public to make up the shortfall in operating costs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1993/0718/6A
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Ambulance services - Ambulance services in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010