Two people have been killed in a three-car crash south of Otorohanga.
The accident happened on State Highway 3 just before 10am on Saturday and the highway at the intersection with Golf Road, about 6km south of the town, is now closed, police say.
Fire Emergency NZ confirmed two people had died.
Police have said they have no further details.
The NZ Transport Agency says the road is expected to reopen at about 2pm.