A young couple and two young children were at home when a car smashed through the side of their house overnight.

Pukehina Fire Chief Errol Watts said a car carrying two occupants crashed into a home on the corner of Pukehina Beach Rd and Pukehina Parade about 11.30pm on Friday.

Watts said a couple and two young children were home at the time the car came crashing through their sliding door.

"The vehicle went around the corner, through a garden, through a fence and into the side of the house," he said.

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Watts said the sliding door to the house was "smashed" but thankfully no one was badly injured in the collision.

"The car is a write-off," he said. "There is probably somewhere between $5000 and $10,000 damage to the house."

He said firefighters covered the smashed ranch slider with a tarpaulin to keep the wet weather out.

Police, St John Ambulance and firefighters from Pukehina and Maketu fire brigades were called to the scene.

A police media communications spokeswoman said police were called to Pukehina Beach Rd after a car collided with a house about 11.30pm on Friday.

The spokeswoman said one person received minor injuries in the collision.

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She said initial indications were that the driver had been drinking, but no charges had been laid.