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Source: New Zealand Police

A previous release stated State Highway 1 was closed due to a helicopter crash near Atiamuri. 

The road is not closed, however traffic management may be in place while emergency services work at the scene, which is off the road. 

We apologise for any confusion caused. 

One person has been transported to hospital with moderate injuries.

Motorists are asked to take care in the area. 

ENDS 

Issued by Police Media Centre 

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