A rescue helicopter has been sent to the MVA Rally in Whangarei following an incident at the event this morning.

St John's said they received a call around 11.30am but could not provide any further detail.

Rally spokesman Lance Hastie said the helicopter had been sent as a precaution but could be stood down.

"There has been an incident we're aware of, I wouldn't call it a crash," he said.


The incident involved a rally driver.

"We don't specific details. I haven't been informed there is a crash."

Fire services said they attended the incident but had now left the scene after being told to stand down by ambulance.