The road is now clear after a two car crash on Desert Rd.
A police media spokeswoman said they were notified of the crash, on State Highway 1 near Rangipo Intake Rd, about 6am.
The northbound lane was initially blocked while the vehicles were cleared and traffic was being managed, however a statement from NZTA Waka Kotahi said the road was now clear and fully open.
A St John spokesman said two ambulances were sent to the scene and one peson with moderate injuries was being taken to Taupō Hospital.
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Four other people had minor injuries which did not require hospilisation, he said.