Several people are injured following a three car crash on State Highway 1, near Waiouru.
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on SH1, Waiouru Military Area, Ruapehu District.
Police were alerted to the crash around 11.45am, says a police spokesperson.
"Initial reports indicate three vehicles are involved and several people are injured.
"A helicopter has been dispatched from Palmerston North."
The road is closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
The Serious Crash Unit have been advised.