A motorcyclist is dead following a crash in East Auckland tonight, police say.

A police spokesperson said the 10pm crash involved a car and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist died at the scene.

Emergency services were still at the scene, at the intersection of Grassways Ave and Reeves Rd in Pakuranga, and asked motorists to avoid the area if possible.

Diversions are in place.

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The Serious Crash Unit were investigating and would remain at the scene for some time, the spokesperson said.