A person has died after their vehicle crashed into a ditch south of Auckland.
Emergency services were called to the single vehicle accident on Union Road, Patumahoe, near Pukekohe, about 4.27am.
Police said the sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene.
The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance and there are road closures and diversions in place at Titi Road north of the accident and Patumahoe Road south of the scene.
Motorists are advised to avoid this area.