One person has died and three others injured in a two-car crash on the Coromandel Peninsula.
The accident happened around 3pm on State Highway 25A, the Kopu-Hikuai Road.
Emergency vehicles are on the scene and two Westpac helicopters have been despatched to take two seriously injured people to hospital.
Two people had to be cut out of their vehicle.
The road was closed between Kopu and Hikuai, from the junction of SH25A and SH26 to the intersection of SH25A to SH25.
Police said they expected the road to remain closed for several hours.