A person has died after a crash in Whakamarama near Tauranga.
A police spokesperson has confirmed two more people have serious injuries and are being transported to hospital. St John confirmed others have minor injuries.
Police were called to the scene following the two-car crash just before 3pm.
The road is likely to be blocked for some time, but there are diversions in place. Westbound traffic is being diverted down Te Puna Quarry Rd, with eastbound traffic down Snodgrass Rd.