One dead in Northland crash

Emergency services in Northland are at the scene of a fatal crash on State Highway 12 near Paparoa.

One person has died and two are injured – one with serious and one with moderate injuries.

Diversions are being put in place at the Paparoa-Oakleigh Road and Griffin Road.

Police said the detour would add considerable time to journeys and asked motorists to be patient.

A person has also died after a crash in Waikato.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Tahae Road in Mangakino about 4pm.