Members of a board which yesterday agreed to halve funding to the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust could find themselves in court after the trust said it may target individuals in a legal bid to overturn the decision.
Financial backing for the rescue helicopter is set to be slashed by $450,000 after the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board voted to implement the cut for the next financial year.
It follows a cut last year in which the rescue helicopter trust's grant dropped from $1.2 million to $900,000.
Yesterday's further reduction would mean the trust would receive $450,000 for the 2014/15 year.
It has vowed to take the board to court over the funding decision - a week after both sides appeared for a judicial review in the High Court in Auckland as the trust challenged last year's cut.