State Highway 2, between Tauranga and Katikati, is open this morning after a fatal crash.
One person is dead after two vehicles crash head-on near Apata Station Road.
Emergency services were called to the crash at about 5pm.
A police spokesperson confirmed that one person has died.
The serious crash unit is investigating the cause.
The highway was closed for about three hours on Monday evening as scene examination took place.
The road was re-opened around 8.45pm.
People with information about the crash can contact Tauranga Police Station on 07 577 4300.
Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.
Non-emergency information can be phoned into the police's 105 number.