One person has died, and another is critically injured, after a serious incident in Motueka.
The circumstances of the incident, which occured around 8:40pm, are not yet clear.
At this moment in time, Police say it appears to be unrelated to the bushfires in the region.
A witness told 1 NEWS he saw emergency services in the area and a person was flown away in a rescue helicopter.
More to come.