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Police have cordoned off Jack's Point Rise after they were called to reports of a child struck by a vehicle at around 11.15am.
Detective Grant Miller, who is investigating the incident, said the child was walking with her mother when she was hit by a black Subaru four-wheel-drive this morning.
He described the child's injuries as "serious''.
The incident happened in a quiet residential area, on a long stretch of road.
Earlier the ODT was incorrectly told the patient was flown to Dunedin Hospital.