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Three motorcycles collided near Taupo this afternoon, leaving two people with serious injuries.
About 3.25pm a group of seven motorcyclists were travelling south on State Highway 5 at Wairakei, near Taupo, police said.
One of the motorcyclists crashed into two others.
Two of the riders were flown to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries.
Nobody else was injured.
State Highway 5 was closed for about two hours.