Police have confirmed that one person has died following a collision between a campervan and a car in Otaraia, near Gore.
The emergency services were called to the intersection of Andrews Road and Old Coach Road at around 4:30pm.
In a short statement released earlier this evening, a police spokesperson says: "There are other patients at the scene, and a helicopter has been called to the area.
"There will be some road closures and local diversions in place."
The Serious Crash Unit has been advised and will launch a full investigation into the cause of the incident.