A 34 year-old Rotorua woman was airlifted to hospital from Murupara after suffering a serious medical event.

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was sent to Murupara at 6.00pm Thursday to assist St John paramedic's with the woman.

A local ambulance initially attended with assistance from a ambulance sent from Rotorua.

The helicopter was requested as the medical event the woman was suffering from was determined to be of a series nature.

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The rescue chopper landed in a local sports field and then airlifted the woman to Rotorua Hospital in a serious condition.

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