One person has died in a crash involving two vehicles in Taupō, reported at 9.10pm.
The crash happened on the East Taupō Arterial of State Highway 1, just north of Centennial Drive.
In addition to the person who has died, four people have serious injuries and have been transported to Rotorua Hospital.
The road is partially closed while Serious Crash Unit conduct a scene examination. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and expect delays.
Issued by Police Media Centre