One person is dead and two others hospitalised after a three vehicle crash north of Auckland this morning.
Police say the crash happened on State Highway 1, Puhoi shortly before 10am and one of the vehicles involved was a truck.
"One person and the only occupant in one of the three vehicles involved died at the scene," police said in a statement.
"Two other people were taken to hospital in a moderate condition."
Diversions remain in place and motorists are advised to continue to expect delays.