One person has serious injuries after being struck by a falling tree in Dunedin.
A St John spokeswoman said an ambulance was called to Albany St at 3.47pm.
One patient was taken to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition, she said.
Meanwhile, Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust chief pilot Graeme Gale said the rescue helicopter was landing at the Kitchener St heli-pad, rather than the Dunedin Hospital one, due to the ''challenging'' conditions.
That happened one or twice a year, he said.
''We're just making sure everyone's safe.''