Two people are being rushed to Tauranga Hospital with moderate injuries after a light plane crashed into a paddock in Waihi.

A St John ambulance crew rushed to the scene on Tauranga Rd in Waihi, near State Highway 2, around 3.30pm.

Medical staff had two ambulances at the scene treating the two patients.

The patients were now being transported to Tauranga Hospital.

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One was in a serious condition and another patient had minor injuries, a St John Ambulance spokeswoman said.

Police were also in attendance at the scene.

A police spokesperson said they were contacting the Civil Aviation Authority.