Three pedestrians have been injured after a bus crashed into a cafe in the Auckland suburb of Birkenhead.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand say the three people are in a moderate condition.
The accident happened on Birkenhead Ave shortly before midday.
Police say there are no reports of anyone on the bus or inside the building receiving injuries.
Cordons are currently in place on Birkenhead Road at the intersections of Onewa Road and Mokoia Road.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
A cold southerly flow is hitting Canterbury and Marlborough with heavy snow warnings in place, with powerful winds set to hit Wellington, Wairarapa and Auckland today.
MetService says a trough of low pressure in moving east across central and northern New Zealand, spreading a strong cold southerly flow across the country.
Snow is expected to low levels over many parts of central and southern New Zealand, and severe gale southerlies for parts of central New Zealand.
In Marlborough, the snow is expected to accumulate above 500 metres, with lesser amounts down to about 300 metres. The snow is likely to ease gradually through the day.
Strong wind gusts are expected to arrive in Taranaki around 5:00pm and last until tomorrow afternoon.
While in the Kaikoura Coast, Marlborough Sounds and Wellington severe southerly gales are forecast until 11:00pm today.
Periods of rain and showers are expected in Auckland today and tomorrow. The winds are expected to turn strong southerly early tomorrow, then ease out in the evening, and gradually dye out on Sunday.
State Highway One near Puhoi, north of Auckland, is blocked after a fatal crash involving a truck and a car.
Emergency services were called to the crash involving one truck and two vehicles at approximately 10.06am this morning near Mahurangi West Road.
Police say one person has died at the scene and three other people have been injured, two seriously.
State Highway One is completely blocked and diversions are being put in place at Warkworth and Silverdale.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible or to use State Highway 16.
CCTV footage has been released of a violent confrontation between shotgun-wielding robbers and pub patrons on Auckland's North Shore.
Birkenhead's Good Home pub was robbed by two masked men on August 25, and police made an appeal on TVNZ1's Police Ten 7 programme for the public's help in finding them.
The show featured newly-released video of the incident, during which the two men entered and fired two warning shots into the ceiling when patrons tried to stop them.
One man can be seen trying to get close to one of the robbers, despite a shotgun being pointed at his face, before the robber fires into the ceiling and kicks the man hard, sending him to the ground.
Another person also tries to intervene with a bar stool, but is subdued.
A third suspect was waiting outside in the car when the two emerged and the pair escaped in a stolen white Subaru Impreza with cash.
Police say that car was found dumped on Roseberry Ave 30 minutes later, and another car is believed to have been used, possibly a light blue or grey sedan.
One of the people from the bar was featured on Ten 7, and said the robbery had caused "a lot of anxiety and nightmares" for staff.
"I didn't realise until I was face-to-face with them ... it all kind of set in when I had to give them the money," she said.
Anyone with information can contact Police Ten 7's hotline on 0800 107 4636, citing case number four, or information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.