One person has been killed and three others injured in a two-car crash on State Highway 5 north-west of Rotorua.
Police confirmed the death in a statement this evening.
Another person is understood to have moderate injuries, and two have minor injuries.
The Serious Crash Unit has examined the scene.
A police spokeswoman said police received a call about the crash, near the intersection with Harwoods Rd, just after 2.30pm.
The crash was blocking the east-bound lane towards Rotorua.
It is understood the road is still closed.
A St John spokeswoman said earlier that they were treating one person with serious injuries, one with moderate injuries and one with minor injuries and a rescue helicopter has been called to the scene.
More to come.