1pm: Both lanes on State Highway 1 just south of Whangarei have been opened following a car and logging truck collision.

An elderly couple were taken to Whangarei Hospital to be checked over.


Police are at the scene of a crash at the intersection of Loop Rd and State Highway One.


One lane on State Highway One is closed, and traffic is being diverted away from the scene.

It is believed to be involving a logging truck and a car with two passengers. Injuries are unknown at this stage.