A woman is in a critical condition after she was thrown from a vehicle that collided with a tree south of Auckland this morning.
Emergency services were called to the crash on Linwood Rd in Kingseat about 1am.
A northern fire communications spokesman said the woman was thrown into a nearby paddock. It is not known whether or not she was wearing a seat belt.
A Westpac Rescue Helicopter was initially called to the scene. However, the woman was taken to Middlemore Hospital via ambulance.
Emergency services closed the road and put diversions in place while attending the crash scene.