One person is dead and two others have moderate injuries after a two-vehicle crash near Hikurangi.
The crash happened near the State Highway 1 and Mower Rd intersection about 11.40am.
The deceased person was a passenger in a Hilux vehicle.
There are traffic diversions in place at Apotu Rd, Kauri and Jordan Valley Rd.
Police have asked for drivers to avoid the area if possible.
The Serious Crash Unit is attending the scene.