An eight-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car north of Kaikoura this afternoon.
A police spokesperson said the girl was taken by ambulance to Kaikoura Hospital after being hit on State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura at about 1.30pm.
She was a passenger in a vehicle that had stopped in a 100kph zone so the occupants could take photographs.
It is believed she ran onto the highway and was struck by a passing vehicle.
No one else was injured, but the driver of the vehicle is being treated for shock.