One person is dead and another seriously injured after a crash in State Highway One near Waipu.
Emergency services were told of the two-vehicle crash south of Glenmohr Rd just after 5pm.
SH1 has been closed and is expected to remain closed for several hours.
Diversions are in place at SH1 and Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Rd to the south and SH1 and The Braigh to the north.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.