Two people are dead after a plane crashed in the South Island.
A Civil Aviation Authority spokesman told the NZ Herald that the Rescue Coordination Centre confirmed there were two people on board the microlight plane and both have died as a result of the crash.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority the plane was a Rans S6 microlight.
Police confirmed two people died in a microlight crash at Kaka Point in Clutha.
The crash happened just after 10am, and a joint investigation will be carried out by police and the Civil Aviation Authority.
Police said they are in the process of notifying the family of those who have died.
A Fire Service spokesman said the crash was "halfway between Kaka Point and Owaka, just off the Owaka Highway".
He said the crash site was in a rural area, near Ahuriri Flat.
A St John spokesman said he "believed" two people had died as a result of the crash.
They were called to the scene at 10.10am, sending two ambulances.
A police spokeswoman said they received reports of a crash at Kaka Point at 10.10 this morning, and are currently at the scene.