A man has been killed in a head-on crash in Clevedon, southeast of Auckland.
The crash happened on Kawakawa-Clevedon Road on Thursday morning.
The male driver of one of the vehicles was trapped for a time and a helicopter was called, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a statement.
The road is expected to be closed for several hours while police investigate the cause of the crash.
Police are asking drivers to avoid the area and the Kaiaua Coastal Highway if possible.
The road is closed at the McNicol/Clevedon Kawakawa intersection, and the Kawakawa Bay/Turei intersection.