A person has died in a crash involving a car and a truck on State Highway 1 at Otaika, just south of Whangarei.
The crash happened about 12.30pm. Police said a detour is in place as the road was likely to be closed for some hours.
They said a diesel spill needed to be cleaned up, as well a scene examination carried out by the serious crash unit.
Motorists are being asked to delay travel if possible.