A helicopter has had to make an emergency landing in a paddock in Tikitere near Rotorua, according to the Fire Service.
A fire then broke out in the aircraft, but the Fire Service says two of its crews have since snuffed out the blaze.
The pilot was removed from the helicopter and escaped without injury.
The Civil Aviation Authority has been advised of the incident, which occurred at about 3:35pm today.
The name of the pilot and the company they were working for is unknown.