One man is dead after a motorbike crash in New Plymouth today.

A St John spokesman said the man died at the scene after his motorbike and a car collided in Devon Rd, near Ngamotu Golf Course, just north of New Plymouth.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 11.51am, and police remain on site.

The spokesman said there were no other injuries.

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Police said the motorcyclist received medical attention at the scene but later died.

The Police Serious Crash Unit is on its way.Devon Rd is down to one lane, and a diversion is in place via Egmont Rd at the eastern end, and Katere Rd at the western end.

Police ask motorists to delay their travel if possible, or find an alternate route.