A section of State Highway 2 which had been closed after a crash at Katikati has now been re-opened.

The northbound lane of the highway was shut down at 9.30am and re-opened at 10.50am after two cars collided at the intersection with Rea Rd.

A 43-year-old Waihi woman suffered broken bones and was taken to Tauranga Hospital. She had been trapped in her vehicle and firefighters were called to help cut her free.

A 24-year-old Katikati man was injured with a cut to the head and also taken to hospital.