A biker is injured following a crash between a car and a motorbike in Canterbury.

The crash took place on State Highway 7, at Mouse Point Rd, Hurunui shortly before noon.

The biker was injured and would be flown to hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, police said.

No-one travelling in the car was believed to have been injured.

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The road would be closed for two hours while a scene examination is carried out, police said.