Fire and Emergency NZ has cordoned off a road in Whangārei over a suspected gas leak.
Seaview Rd, off Norfolk St in the central city, has been cordoned off as officers investigate a suspected gas leak.
The leak was reported just after 12pm and is believed to have been caused by a contractor hitting a gas main.
Three fire appliances are at the scene along with police.
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A Northern Advocate reporter at the scene said there is a distinct smell of gas in the air.
No further details are available at this stage.
A contractor is also at the scene to repair the leak.