A person is dead following a serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 38 and Okaro Rd in Waimangu, south of Rotorua.
Emergency services were advised of the crash, involving a motorcycle and a car, about 11am.
A second person has also been injured.
The state highway is closed while a scene examination takes place.
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Traffic is also being blocked from travelling along Waimangu Rd which leads south on to Okaro Rd.
Motorists are asked to delay travel if possible and utilise State Highway 5 as an alternative.
More to come