Two people have been injured in a crash involving a car and a van on State Highway 2 near Bethlehem this morning.

A police media spokeswoman said police were called to the crash between Wairoa Rd and Taniwha Pl about 8.50am.

She said the road was not blocked but traffic was backed up.

A St John ambulance spokeswoman said two people received minor injuries but were not transported to the hospital.