Toddler rescued near Great Barrier Island

10:08 pm on 11 March 2016

An 18-month-old is in a critical condition after being rescued from the water near Great Barrier Island tonight.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 8pm, off Rangiahua Island.

A St John Spokesperson said an 18-month-old boy had been airlifted to Starship Hospital in a critical condition.

A three-year-old girl, also airlifted to hospital, was in a moderate condition.