Māngere Bridge residents were shocked to see a Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrive at the nearby Māngere Mountain on Wednesday night, with confused locals looking for answers on social media.
A number of people reported seeing a rescue helicopter and an ambulance at the Māngere Domain late on Wednesday, where the mountain - a volcanic cone and popular walking spot - is located.
"Hope the person or people are ok! Stay safe everyone," one woman posted.
"Sounds like it's taken off again now (just flown over our place). Hope the person is safely treated and heals well," said another.
A spokesperson confirmed to Newshub on Thursday that a Westpac 1 helicopter and crew were dispatched to the mountain after a woman, aged in her 20s, suffered an injury while walking.
"Transportation to hospital wasn't required and Westpac 1 returned to base," the spokesperson said.
A St John Ambulance spokesperson told Newshub that paramedics were called to Māngere Mountain at 7:41pm.
An ambulance, a rapid response unit and the rescue helicopter responded to the call, she said.
"Ambulance officers treated one patient in a moderate condition and transported them by road ambulance to Middlemore Hospital," the spokesperson said.
One local questioned why a number of people were out walking at the domain during alert level 3 lockdown.
"There were enough people walking up there earlier. So much for isolation," they wrote.
Under level 3 restrictions, people are able to exercise locally - as long as they do so alone or with those in their household bubble. According to the Ministry of Health, a distance of at least two metres should be maintained from strangers while in public.