This year is shaping up to have one of the worst records in a decade.
Attempts to divert traffic around the Far North created further problems.
There was only one life jacket between the three of them.
People driving home today after the long weekend may be in for some serious delays.
A six-year-old boy and two 18-year-old women were among those hospitalised.
The accident occurred on the Waimakariri River on Sunday morning.
A young worker was crushed after the truck's brakes failed.
The driver of the stolen vehicle collided with a tree in Otara.
Fewer Kiwi kids are being seriously injured in car crashes than at the turn of the century, stats show.
A number of people leapt from their cars attempting to rescue the dog.
The boy was hit while riding a bike in the Far North on Saturday afternoon.
The students have injuries ranging from moderate to serious.