Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal accident on SH2 near Hot Springs Rd, south of Katikati.
A ute and a motorbike collided just before 4pm today.
Five police cars were seen rushing to the scene.
Police said e road has been reduced to one lane and motorists can expect delays while emergency services work to clear the scene.
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