Rescuers cannot save the driver who crashed into the river


One person died when a vehicle crashed into the Mahurangi River in the town of Northland in Warkworth this afternoon.

Police said when rescuers reached the car, its lone occupant was found inside dead.

Earlier this morning, a motorcyclist died after an accident in New Plymouth.

Police said the accident involving the motorcyclist occurred around 9.45am and there could be delays around Carrington Street during scene examinations.

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A pedestrian died after being struck by a car around 2 a.m. near Flaxmere in Hawke’s Bay.

The accident happened near the intersection of Taihape Road and Korokipo Road.

The road near the intersection has been closed but has now been reopened, and police say they are investigating the circumstances of the death.

Yesterday afternoon, a motorcyclist died after an accident on the Matapihi road in Tauranga.

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