A driver has crashed on State Highway 30 in Rotorua this afternoon with five people injured, two critically.
Police say they were called to the scene at Tikitere at 3.34pm where a single vehicle had crashed.
Two people have been critically injured, one is being taken to Rotorua Hospital via ambulance and the other by air to Waikato Hospital.
A third person is being airlifted to Auckland's Starship Hospital while two others are being treated for moderate injuries, according to St Johns.
Three ambulances and a helicopter were called to the scene.
Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area and instead use State Highway 32 and then State Highway 2 if travelling to Rotorua.