One person has serious injuries after a crash involving a car and a truck on State Highway 1 north of Taupō this morning.
Emergency services were called to the crash between Ohakuri Rd and Chestnut Rd about 6.20am, a police spokeswoman said.
The driver of the car was initially trapped.
St John was notified about 6.17am of a motor vehicle incident on State Highway 1, Atiamuri, a St John spokeswoman said. Two ambulances and one helicopter were sent to the scene.
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St John treated one patient with serious injuries and took them by road to Tokoroa Hospital.
Ambulance then took the patient to Glenshea Park in Putaruru to meet a helicopter which has airlifted the injured person to Waikato Hospital, she said.
Traffic management was in place but both vehicles are off the road and not blocking either lane.