One person is dead following a crash between a truck and car in the Waikato.
Emergency services were called to the crash near the intersection of State Highway 1 and Fisher Road, just after 1pm.
The driver of the car has died and the truck driver has moderate injuries.
"The person who died is yet to be formally identified and Police are in the process of notifying their next of kin," says police.
"The road remains closed with diversions in place at Tainui Bridge and East Mine Road and we ask drivers for their patience, particularly the truck drivers who are unable to travel north through Huntly at this time."
Truck drivers travelling north should detour via Orini Road, just out of Taupiri.