One person has died in a crash in Northland south of Whangārei tonight.
Two other people were hospitalised after the collision, one with critical injuries and another with serious injuries.
The crash on State Highway 1 near Mata was reported to police about 7.10pm.
"State Highway 1 is expected to remain closed for several hours," police said in a statement about 8.30pm.
"Southbound traffic is being diverted at Springfield Road, and northbound traffic at Salmon Road."