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A body has been found at the scene of a burning 4WD on State Highway 1 between Tokoroa and Taupo.
Fire Services were called to Ohakuri about 9.45am after receiving reports of smoke, fire spokeswoman Nicole Bernard said.
When fire services arrived a 4WD vehicle was fully ablaze, and a body was found at the scene.
Ms Bernard said the fire was not the result of a crash.
Police were on their way to the area.