A baby has been hurt after being hit by a car at a residential property in Makarau, north of Auckland about 7am today.

The 1-year-old did not have life-threatening injuries and was expected to fully recover, police said.

St John ambulance said the child was taken to Starship Hospital by ambulance in a serious condition.

The car's driver knew the baby and police are making enquiries into how the accident happened.

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