UPDATED 9.11am: A walking party of 19 is at the centre of a land rescue attempt from emergency services as it unfolds near Te Puke this morning.
Police, ambulance and firefighters are at the scene where it is believed a person has become injured while on a trek toward a Otanewainuku walking track, a police spokesman told the Bay of Plenty Times.
It is understood a rescue helicopter is on stand by but it was not yet known how seriously the person might be hurt.
EARLIER 8.41am: Emergency services are being called to an incident in rural Te Puke this morning.
A fire service northern communications spokeswoman said the volunteer Te Puke fire brigade was called at 8.34am to assist ambulance staff at a quarry for a medical matter.
It is understood the matter involved injured trampers and police were involved.