Firefighters came to the rescue of a child who got her knee stuck under playground equipment at Kowhai Park on Monday morning.

Senior station officer Bryce Coneybeer said the girl, who was about 6 years old, caught her knee under a merry-go-round.

"We took the merry-go-round up to get her knee out," he said.

"It was quite black and bruised."

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Mr Coneybeer said the girl's mother planned to take the girl to hospital to have her knee looked at.

The call to firefighters came in at 11am.