Tourists were among passengers on a bus which collided with a car in a central Auckland suburb early this morning.
Emergency services were called to the crash on Mt Eden Rd, Eden Terrace, about 4.15am.
The driver of the car died at the scene and one of the car's passenger's was seriously injured.
Two other passengers were taken to Auckland Hospital with minor injuries.
The bus was on its way to the airport with about 10 people on board.
A spokesman for the bus company said several of them were tourists who were making their way home.
The bus driver was "badly shaken'' by the incident and broke down in tears this morning.
Police said it appeared the car had crossed the centre line as it rounded a corner and slammed into the bus.
The police serious crash unit is investigating.