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About Us

Flyings in our blood. 

Precision Helicopter's Ltd is a family owned and operated company in Hokitika. Our family has a strong lineage of pilots, from flying WW2 Wellington Bomber's to Piloting classic Hughes 500 in the Deer recovery days.

We love all things Aviation. 

Harold Newton 

Our Story

Precision Helicopter’s, Matt Newton CEO / Chief Pilot, has over 30 years
flying experience. Matt’s always
dreamed of flying in the Mountain’s of the South Island. As a family we set off on an adventure South to the beautiful little town Hokitika, we found our
special place. Here we set up our boutique little base offering tours to the
most spectacular hidden gems with some of the best views in New Zealand.
From this amazing location, tucked under the mountains, we have been able
to offer our services to Travellers, Conservation, Search and Rescue,
Farmers, Trampers, Hunters, Kayakers and more of the community.

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Meet The Team


Matthew Newton

Commercial Helicopters Pilot since the age of 20 years old.

Matt was born and raised on a Taranaki dry stock farm in Urenui, his father Harold was a WW2 pilot this sparked Matts desire to fly. Matt began his career as an Agriculture Pilot touring New Zealand Nation wide servicing farms. His career then expanded in Rescue Helicopter work. Matts had some pretty cool Gigs over the years like flying movie star Tom Cruise! Matt is an entrepreneur building his own Helicopter company Precision Helicopters Ltd and is a leader in the NZ aviation industry training many young pilots in the industry. 

Matt has done an extremely wide range of Helicopter work over the years and is very good and experienced at what he does. 

Lillian Newton

Lilly Newton, Matt’s Daughter, is following in her fathers footsteps as a
Commercial Pilot flying for the family business. Lilly has been in a
helicopter since before she could walk, flying continues to flow in her
blood.  Lilly has trained and worked in the mountains her whole flying career and has been taught by some of the country's best leading professionals in the NZ Commercial Helicopter Industry. 
Lilly also takes care of the administration, social media and bookings. In Lilly’s spare time she paints, oil being her favourite medium. Lilly is a fabulous horsewoman, she breaks, trains and competes her horses and often relates flying the Helicopter to riding a horse.

Tammy Newton

Tammy is Matt's Wife and Lilly's Mother. Tammy's father was a Deer recovery pilot capturing plague numbers of deer. Although Tammy does not fly she's a very good gardener & Chef and is often bringing in delicious morning teas from produce grown at home or hunted in our back yard. Tammy takes care of flight following & checking in passenger's. Your sure to get a warm welcome by Tammy when you visit our base.

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