A person has died in the Kaingaroa Forest, near Murupara.
Northern Police Communications Inspector Shawn Rutene said about 5.12pm today police received a report of a man aged in his 60s being injured in the forest.
Mr Rutene would not confirm whether the man had died. However a St John ambulance spokesman told the Rotorua Daily Post a person had died there.
Emergency services are at the scene.
Mr Rutene said police were still trying to clarify if the incident was work-related.
for more articles from this region, go to ROTORUA DAILY POST