A dirt bike rider has died after colliding with a pole in south Auckland on Friday afternoon.
The motorcyclist pulled onto Dominion Rd in Papakura at around 3:45pm before losing control of the bike and crashing.
Police say it had a unit patrolling the area at the time, which was travelling in the opposite direction and had not reacted to the bike prior to the crash.
The police unit witnessed the incident, but the rider died at the scene.
Dominion Rd is currently closed between Eastburn St and Milson Dr while the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene.
The closure is anticipated to be in place for some time while the scene is cleared, police say.