The PHL Team

The people are the lifeblood of PHL and are what make us so successful. Our team are passionate about delivering outstanding helicopter services to the agricultural and commercial sectors in a friendly, safe and efficient manner for maximum customer satisfaction.

Matt Newton

Owner, Director & Champion of the Skies

Tammy Newton

Co-Owner & Director – Hokitika Base

Sean Coleman

Maintenance Controller

Leica Dromgool

Operations & Safety Manager – New Plymouth Base

Grant Gally

Financial Controller

Paul McBrearty

Lead Pilot & Base Manager – New Plymouth Base

Darryl Williams

Pilot & Manager – Piopio Base

Nick Tallott

Pilot – Maxwell Base

Lilly Newton

Loadmaster, Pilot & Administrator – Hokitika Base

Scott Russell

Pilot & Loadmaster – New Plymouth Base

Matt "Fordy" Ford

Loadmaster – New Plymouth Base

Lloyd Penrice

Loadmaster – Maxwell Base

Kinley Newton

Loadmaster - Hokitika Base

Gabriel Newton

Loadmaster - Hokitika Base

Rebecca McBrearty

Administrator - New Plymouth Base

Want to join the PHL team?

We're always keen to hear from people from the helicopter, general aviation, agriculture or engineering industries with a zest and enthusiasm for getting things done.

If you can demonstrate your outstanding potential that could benefit PHL in a positive way, please be in touch for a chat about a future at what we believe is one of New Zealand's most innovative companies.

To get things started, please email your CV with a short introduction to

Ready to fly with us?

Great, flick us a message or give us a call for a chat about taking to the skies with PHL.