A very premature baby made a dramatic arrival into the world when he was born with little warning on a remote school paddock in the Coromandel.

But a stroke of good luck meant Waikato Hospital neonatologist Phil Weston was on hand to stabilise tiny Brody Sheppard, who was born at just 29 weeks gestation, almost three months early.

Read more about Brody and his arrival on the nzherald website here:  http://goo.gl/y8gpPb