26 Mar 2016

Shooting reported in Tongariro

4:05 pm on 26 March 2016

A hunter has shot himself in the leg in Tongariro National Park this afternoon.

The incident occurred in a remote part of the park.

An ambulance spokesman says the hunter, aged in his 20s, was flown to Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries.

A St John Ambulance spokesperson said they were alerted to the incident shortly before 1.30pm.