A man fell 3m onto his wood oven while doing repairs to the roof of a bach he was staying in on Great Barrier Island.
Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter intensive care paramedic Russell Clarke said the man inadvertently stood on a skylight on the roof, sending him straight through to the oven below about 4.30pm yesterday.
"It was a pretty remote bach and the guy was fixing his roof and he stood on his skylight ... and he's fallen through the plastic skylight sheet and fell on his wood stove. He fell about 3m."
As is no power on the island, and baches and homes have to generate their own power.
The bach is located in remote spot of Claris west of the island's airport.
Due to the location, the man was transferred from the bach by ambulance to the local medical centre where he met the chopper crew.
"He was serious but stable, but still in a happy mood."
The man suffered serious back and pelvis injuries.
After being stabilised, the crew airlifted him to Auckland City Hospital.
The callout was one of many for the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter during Easter.
An hour earlier, the same chopper flew to Port Jackson, on the Coromandel, to help a child who had crushed his finger under a rock.
Once treated, he was transported to hospital by St John Ambulance in a minor condition.
On Sunday, the chopper was sent to Port Fitzroy, also on Great Barrier, about 9.55pm, to a woman in her 50s who had slipped and fallen down some stairs, dislocating her elbow.
She was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a minor condition.
On Saturday, the team went to Waihi Beach after a man in his 40s fell from a 2m-high wall, landing on his head.
He suffered suspected multiple injuries and was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.