A person has been killed following a crash involving a car and a motorcycle near Prebbleton this afternoon.
Another person has been rushed to Christchurch Hospital by helicopter in a critical condition.
Three others involved in the crash are also in hospital.
Police have cordoned off the road while the crash investigation unit and a police photographer gather evidence about the cause of the crash.
Meanwhile, a person has died after a motorcycle collided with a tree in Counties Manukau this afternoon.
Police were notified of the accident on Great South Road, Ramarama, shortly before 4pm.
Next of kin are yet to be notified.