One person has suffered serious injuries after a two-car crash near Taupō.
A police media spokeswoman said they were notified of the crash, on State Highway 1 between Link and Palmer Mill Rds, about 9.17pm yesterday.
The south bound lane was blocked but cleared about 9.35pm.
A St John spokesman said one ambulance was sent to the scene and took a patient with serious injuries to Taupō Hospital.
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A Lakes District Healthboard spoeswoman said the man, who is in his early 70s, is now in the Emergency Department at Rotorua Hospital in a stable condition
"It is likely he will be admitted to a ward at Rotorua Hospital," she said.