Multiple cars have crashed into a fallen tree in the middle of a road near Taupō this morning.
A police spokeswoman said the tree was down on Paerata Rd and emergency services got the call-out just after 6am.
One person was injured, but made their own way to hospital, she said.
She said conditions were poor on the road as downpours swept the area.
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The council was notified to remove the tree.