Man critically injured after being run over by a tractor

Police are investigating.
Police are investigating. Photo credit: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

A man is in a critical condition after being run over by a tractor on a rural property near Auckland.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Hunua yesterday.

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust said the man, in his 70s, was flown to Auckland Hospital.

In a statement, police said the man was riding a tractor when it appeared the tractor had run over him.

He is now in a stable condition in hospital it said, and police were investigating.

A WorkSafe spokesperson said it was notified of an incident in Hunua yesterday following an incident involving a tractor.

"We are making initial inquiries to establish what our next steps will be."