A serious crash north of Waiouru has closed the Desert Road.
Two cars collided at 1.30pm and two occupants of one vehicle
were being cut from the wreckage, police said.
One person from the second vehicle was being flown from the
scene and the road closure was to allow the helicopter to
land. The barriers at each end of the highway had been shut.
Police said they would attempt to open one lane once the
helicopter had left the area.
Initial reports indicated two people had received serious
Serious crash investigators are on the way to the scene.