A person has had to be cut free from their vehicle after a two-car crash near Putaruru.

Northern fire communications shift manager Jaron Phillips said the crash happened on Whites Rd, Tapapa, at 6.45am today.

The person was in a serious condition and firefighters used the jaws of life in the rescue.

Another motorist suffered minor injuries.


Meanwhile, a car has rolled at Whatawhata, near Hamilton.

Phillips said firefighters were called to Horotiu Rd about 7.30am.

One person was trapped as the car had landed on its side and firefighters were now using rescue equipment, he said.