Two people have been moderately injured after a crash on State Highway 30 in Horohoro south-west of Rotorua.
A police spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the two-car crash near Apirana Rd about 10.15am.
Fire and Emergency NZ had requested the road be closed.
A St John spokeswoman said ambulance crews were still on scene with two people who were moderately injured.
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She said a helicopter was sent to the scene but was stood down.
A Rotorua Daily Post photographer at the scene said a single car had crashed into a ditch off the highway and was substantially damaged.
Earlier today two people were injured, one critically, in a crash on Tapapa Rd near State Highway 5 about 6.15am.
The critically injured person was flown to Waikato Hospital.
More to come.