An elderly woman has been airlifted to Nelson Hospital after injuring herself while skiing at the Rainbow Skifield today.

The 74-year-old, from Richmond, was enjoying the last day of the season when she fell and hurt her arm. She was taken to hospital by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

The rescue service also airlifted a 52-year-old Christchurch man to Nelson Hospital after he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Takaka Hill this afternoon.

He suffered serious head injuries and a suspected neck/spinal injury.

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