A motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a contracting vehicle in an area of road works near Meremere today.
The accident happened on Island Block Rd, just south of the Bombay Hills, shortly before midday.
"We're working to establish the circumstances of what has occurred but it appears a road contracting vehicle has collided with a motorcyclist as the larger vehicle was reversing in an area of road works subject to a 30km/h speed restriction," Detective Sergeant Dave Grace of the Waikato District Command Centre said.
The crash is being investigated by a number of agencies including WorkSafe NZ.
The road, which helps link State Highways 1 and 2, is expected to be closed for several hours.
The fatality is the tenth on Waikato roads this year.