A horror crash near Rotorua has killed one person and left another in a serious condition.
Emergency services were called to the crash site on State Highway 30, Tikitere, at about 10:40am on Sunday after a car and motorbike had a serious accident.
"Police can confirm one person has died following the serious crash," a police spokesperson said.
"Another person has been transported to Rotorua Hospital in a serious condition."
The road is closed and is expected to remain so for some time, and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
Police say the serious crash unit will examine the scene.