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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

State Highway 5 is closed at Wairakei, in the Taupo District, following a serious crash near Palmer Mill Road.

The single-car crash occurred about 2:50pm.

One person has been seriously injured and taken to Waikato Hospital by helicopter.

Diversions will be put in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area or expect delays.

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MIL OSI