There has been a deadly crash between a bus carrying 14 passengers and a car on Devils Staircase, near Queenstown.
Emergency services were alerted to the crash at 7:45am on Sunday, and have confirmed one person in the car died in the accident.
No one else was injured in the crash.
The road is currently closed while the serious crash unit investigates. There are no diversions in place, so police have asked motorists to avoid the area.
Correction: An earlier version of this story said there were 40 passengers on the bus - police later said they had the number wrong, and they meant to say 14 plus the driver.