Police remain at the scene of a serious crash between two vehicles on State Highway 1 near Moerewa.
Sadly, one occupant has now died at the scene.
The Serious Crash Unit will continue with its examination of the scene.
There is a large amount of traffic building in the area and Police continue to advise motorists to avoid the area if possible.
The section of State Highway 1 is expected to be closed for some time while Police carry out their scene examination.