A man was taken to hospital after his boat crashed into the shore in the Bay of Islands last night.
The Coastguard was alerted of the situation at 7.30pm.
A spokesman told the Herald they were initially told two vessels had collided.
Police, however, said the incident involved one boat which had hit land near Kerikeri Inlet Rd.
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"A man was injured - appears moderate to serious injuries,'' police said.
St John sent two ambulance vehicles to the scene.
A spokeswoman confirmed they took one person, in a moderate condition, to Northland Base Hospital.