A car and motorbike have collided in Greerton, Tauranga.

The 7.45am crash happened between Hastings Rd and Pyes Pa Rd on State Highway 29, near Barkes Corner.

Police, fire and ambulance were heading to the scene.

Traffic control and diversions were likely, a police communications spokeswoman said.

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A reporter heading to the scene said traffic was "pretty well backed up" heading into town on State Highway 29.

He estimated it was backed up to about Tauriko.

He said it was flowing in both directions but was slowing.