Six people died on the country’s roads over the Labour Weekend, the highest number in almost a decade.
The deaths occurred in six separate crashes across the country – the worst Labour Weekend toll since 2011, when eight people were killed.
One person died in a crash in Tokomaru, near Horowhenua, on Sunday night. Another died on Sunday at a crash in Tikitiki.
There were multiple crashes on Saturday – one in Gisborne, one in Tekapo and another in Whanganui.
On Friday evening, a motorcyclist died in Upper Hutt.
The road toll began at 4pm Friday and ended 6am today.