Four people have been injured after a crash involving a truck and a car on State Highway 5 at Hamurana, Rotorua.
Police say two people have serious to critical injuries, one is seriously injured and the fourth person has moderate injuries.
The accident happened at the intersection with Oturoa Road just before 2pm.
Helicopters are at the scene to transport patients to hospital.
The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene.
Police say diversions are in place at Dansey Road and Maraeroa Road, and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.