One person has died following a crash in Upper Moutere in the South Island's Tasman District.
Emergency services were called to the three-vehicle collision near the intersection of Gardner Valley Rd and the Coastal Highway around 3.50pm.
A NZ Police spokesperson said one person had died at the scene and a number of other people had sustained injuries, ranging from moderate to serious.
The road is closed and diversions are in place as the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene.
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The police spokesperson recommended motorists avoid the area.