State Highway 2 is closed after a crash between a truck and a van near Paengaroa.
Three people have been treated for serious and moderate injuries and taken to Tauranga Hospital, St John said via their Twitter account.
St John initially reported eight people had been injured, with one person in a serious condition, two moderate, and five in a minor condition.
Five ambulance vehicles attended the incident as well as Fire and Emergency NZ services.
A police spokeswoman said one person had been trapped.
A St John spokeswoman said ambulance services were called to the scene on SH2 just before 8am.
SH2 is closed between SH33 roundabout and Wilson Rd. Motorists are advised to delay their journey or allow extra time.
Meanwhile, emergency services are at the scene of a crash between a truck and motorbike in on Taurikura Drive between Takitimu Drive and Whiore Ave
A police spokesman said police were called to the scene about 7.10am.
A St John spokeswoman said one ambulance was sent to the scene.
“St John treated one patient in a moderate condition and transported them to Tauranga Hospital,” she said.
More to come.
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