A person is dead and several others are injured after three cars and a light truck crashed near Whangarei.
The accident happened on State Highway 1 in Mata, north of Ruakaka shortly before 5pm on Sunday.
One person has died and three others are seriously injured, police say.
St John ambulance says a total of five people are injured.
Diversions are in place at SH12 heading north and Mangapai Rd heading south.
The serious crash unit is investigating.