One person has died and another has been seriously hurt after their car crashed on a rural road between Cambridge and Lake Taupō.
The single-car crash took place on Waipapa Rd in Wharepapa South around 6.15pm.
Police said the injured person was transported to hospital in a serious condition.
"An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway," police said.
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The road, which was initially closed, has since been reopened.