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One person is dead after two cars collided near Foxton, in the North Island, this morning.
A spokeswoman for St John said another person suffered moderate injuries and was being taken to Palmerston North Hospital.
The spokeswoman did not know their gender or age.
Emergency services were at the scene, she said.
The crash was on Levin Rd, State Highway 1, south of Foxton. The road is closed and the Serious Crash Unit is on the way.