Five people are dead after three road crashes in 24 hours.
Police have confirmed three people died after a two vehicle crash in Whangārei on Saturday.
The crash happened about 4.10pm on State Highway 1 at Kauri, between Saleyards Road and Richards Road.
Another person has died, and four people were seriously injured, in a crash in Taupō at 9.10pm.
It happened on the East Taupō Arterial of State Highway 1, just north of Centennial Drive.
In Christchurch, a single-vehicle crash in Bromley about 12.10am on Sunday claimed the life of one person.