One person has been killed in a crash in Kinleith Forest, between Taupō and Rotorua.
Police and St John were called to the intersection of Tram Rd and Tirohanga Rd at 2.42pm.
A police spokeswoman said one car crashed into a fence and the sole occupant died.
The Serious Crash Unit will examine the scene.
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Diversions are in place between the crash site and the intersection of Tirohanga Rd and Poihipi Rd.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area.