Man dead, another person in serious condition after crash north-west of Auckland

Emergency services are responding to a serious car crash in Kumeu.

Fire, St John and police were alerted to the three-car crash at 8.35pm.

One man has died and another person has been taken to North Shore Hospital in a serious condition.

The location of the crash is State Highway 16 between Kennedys Road and Coatesville-Riverhead Highway.

Police have closed the road in both directions and are diverting traffic through Brigham Creek.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle
A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle. Source: 1 NEWS

Watch: Winston Peters cracks up laughing after reporter asks if he 'likes Bill English', hits back at National leader's 'maverick' quip

National leader Bill English might have an awkward start to coalition negotiations after calling Winston Peters a "maverick of politics" today.

Talking exclusively to 1 NEWS, Mr Peters wasn't impressed when told about the comment.

"Oh really, I wouldn't think that was a very smart thing to say," Mr Peters said.

He also wasn't keen on a question about whether he actually liked or trusted Mr English.

"Let's get serious." 

Winston Peters holds all the aces when it comes to forming the next government. Source: 1 NEWS

The pair do have history, as Mr English helped push Mr Peters out of the National Party in 1992.

Mr Peters has also raised suspicions about National's possible role in the leaking of his personal superannuation details during this year's campaign.

With his strong election night result Mr English looks to be in the box seat to do a deal, but the experienced politician isn't taking anything for granted.

National leader Bill English expects to talk to NZ First leader Winston Peters in the next couple of days. Source: Breakfast

"I imagine this will be a reasonably testing process," Mr English said.

Negotiations will begin in earnest once the special vote result is announced on October 7.

The NZ First leader didn't take too kindly to the National leader's suggestion he was a 'maverick'. Source: 1 NEWS


Bitter-sweet return to parliament for Labour's Jacinda Ardern

She has plenty of fresh talent as she looks to negotiate with Winston Peters. Source: 1 NEWS