Police say one person has died after a milk tanker collided with a mowing tractor on a highway near Rotorua this morning.
The incident took place about 10.40am on State Highway 5, about 25km from Rotorua at Ngatira.
Police say the tractor driver died at the scene.
The truck driver sustained moderate to minor injuries.
Diversions remain in place and motorists are advised to avoid the road or delay travel.