A man on Matakana Island had to be flown to hospital this morning.

The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was called to the island this morning and pilot Art Kowalski said an 82-year-old man had to be flown to hospital because of an ongoing medical condition.

The man was treated at the scene by St John paramedics before being taken to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment and observation.