Auckland firefighters were called to rescue not one, but two cats stuck up a tree yesterday morning.

Manurewa Fire Brigade station officer Shane Munro says they were initially told the cats were about "20m" up a tree.

However, by the time they arrived the cat had made its way down but her kitten was still stuck about 6m or 7m up the owner's neighbour's tree.

Mr Munro says the rescue was quick and easy and done by "rookie" firefighter Evan Marsh. "It was his first cat rescue so we thought we'd give him a go."