One person has died after crashing into a tree in Whangamata.

Emergency services were called to the single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Port Rd and Hilton Drive around 5pm Wednesday.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said two crews worked to get one person out of the car.

No other injuries were reported.

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The New Zealand Transport Agency said the road was closed due to the crash but it had since opened.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.