Four people have been removed from the wreck of a minibus crash at Fitzgerald Glade, near Tirau, in south Waikato.
The Fire Service announced via Twitter it had received reports the vehicle had rolled on State Highway 5, between Tirau and Rotorua, around 9:40am.
Twenty-one people were initially reported to have been on the bus at the time. Eighteen passengers have been taken to the nearby Glades Cafe to be assessed.
Five of them sustained moderate injuries, and were subsequently taken to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.
Eight crews attended the scene to help free the trapped victims.