A police officer has been taken to hospital after being injured in a pursuit.
A spokeswoman said police were notified of a driving complaint about 1.40pm on State Highway 30 north of Rotorua.
A driver allegedly failed to stop for police when signalled to do so on SH5.
Two police vehicles were damaged and a police officer taken to hospital.
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Police are working to establish the circumstances of the incident.
A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said two ambulances were sent to the scene and one patient was taken to Rotorua Hospital with moderate injuries.
A witness said they saw the ute, travelling towards Ngongotahā on SH5/Ngongotahā Rd, being followed by police.
A reporter on the scene said there were two ambulances and four police cars there.
She said the police cars were surrounding what appeared to be a police officer on the ground being treated by St John Ambulance paramedics.