Serious crash investigators are still analysing evidence collected from a fatal crash just north of Whangarei but have released the dead man’s name.
Whangarei man Rapata Tuhiwai, 66, died when the Toyota Hilux he was a passenger in collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction on Sunday.
The Toyota had been towing a vehicle and was heading south on State highway 1 when the crash happened on a bend near the intersection with Mower Road about 11.40am.
In another crash five hours later near Wellsford a motorcyclist died after colliding with another motorcycle.
He was 39-year-old Michael Anthony Stone from Whangarei. The crash happened on State highway 1, just north of Wellsford near the Lovers Lane intersection, about 4.15pm. NZME-Northern Advocate