On Saturday the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Turakina Valley Rd near Papanui Junction, shortly after 2pm.
A 21-day old baby was suffering from periods of respiratory apnea and a possible gastrointestinal problem.
The baby and mother were flown to Whanganui Hospital were the baby was to be treated and undergo further observation.
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