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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on South Eyre Road in Swannanoa, Waimakariri District.

Police were alerted to the single-vehicle crash at about 3.30pm.

The vehicle has collided with a power pole.

Initial indications are there are injuries.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.