A woman has had to be winched to safety, having fallen 30 metres down a cliff while searching for her dog in West Auckland.
Emergency services were called at around 2.40pm today to the Te Ara o Tiriwa walkway in Blockhouse Bay, police said.
Three fire trucks, two police cars, two ambulances and the police Eagle helicopter were called to the scene, having to use ropes and a stretcher to complete the rescue.
The woman has since been flown to hospital by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust.
The dog has since been found.