The PHL Team

The people are the lifeblood of PHL and are what make us so successful. Our team are passionate about delivering 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

Paul McBrearty

Lead Pilot & Base Manager – New Plymouth

Darryl Williams

Manger – Piopio Base

Nick Tallot

Fully Qualified Helicopter Line Pilot – New Plymouth Base

Lilly Newton

Pilot, Ground Crew & Office Administrator – Hokitika Base

Matt "Fordy" Ford

Load Master – New Plymouth Base

Scott Russell

Pilot & Load Master – New Plymouth Base

Tammy Newton

Co-Owner & Director – Hokitika Base

Kinley Newton

Trainee Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Gabriel Newton

Load Master & Trainee Pilot – New Plymouth

Leica Dromgool

Operations & Safety Manager – New Plymouth Base

Rebecca McBrearty

Administrator - New Plymouth Base

Sean Coleman

Maintenance Controller

Grant Gally

Financial Controller

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.