UPDATED 8.17PM: One person is dead following crash near Te Puke this evening.
Police were called to the crash between a car and motorbike on Rangiuru Road, 200m from the main highway, about 7pm.
A police spokesperson has confirmed that the motorcyclist has died at the scene.
"The road is currently closed at Brown Road, while the serious crash unit investigates."
A motorcyclist is reported to have been involved in a serious crash with another vehicle near Te Puke this evening.
A reporter at the scene says the crash is located on Rangiuru Road, about 200m from the main highway.