A child is in a critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Whangarei on Wednesday afternoon.
The boy is in Whangarei Hospital and police say they have spoken to the driver of the vehicle.
The incident occurred outside a group of shops on Otaika Rd just before 12:40pm. The road was closed temporarily.
CCTV footage will be analysed as part of the police Serious Crash Unit investigation.
Police are encouraging any witnesses to contact the Whangarei police station.