A fisherman has died in the Bream Bay area south of Whangārei.
Police say they were called to the scene after a water incident at Ruakaka this morning.
They were called shortly after 7am after a fisherman appeared to get into difficulty while retrieving fishing nets.
The man died at the scene.
Another person was taken to Whangārei Hospital.
A St John spokeswoman said the patient was transported to Northland Base Hospital in a moderate condition