Three people have died following separate crashes at Whanganui, Matakana and Governors Bay in Canterbury.
One person died in a two-car collision on Cross St in Castlecliff, Whanganui, early on Sunday.
Police were alerted to the crash just after 2am, and a spokeswoman said inquiries into the cause of the crash were ongoing.
Another person died after a serious crash at Matakana Rd, north of Warkworth, about 6pm on Saturday, police said.
The single-vehicle crash occurred between Oak River Dr and Wright Rd, southwest of the Matakana village.
“Sadly, the occupant of the vehicle has since died of their injuries,” police said in a statement.
An investigation by the Serious Crash Unit into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing.
A person died following another serious crash on Teddington Rd in Governors Bay, Canterbury, at 3.55pm on Saturday.
The crash involved a car and a motorcycle and happened between Allandale Lane and Church Lane.
“Sadly, the motorcyclist died at the scene,” police said.
The driver of the car was also seriously injured.
Police said a scene examination was carried out by the Serious Crash Unit and an investigation into how the crash happened was also under way.
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