Auckland hit-and-run leaves local man dead

Police are appealing for information after a fatal hit-and-run in Auckland's New Lynn on Monday night.

The victim, a local man in his early 50s, was hit by a vehicle on Great North Road at about 9pm. He received first aid at the scene but couldn't be revived and died.

Police believe the driver would have known they hit someone last night, says Detective Sergeant Steve Salton.

"We want the person or people in that vehicle to come forward and contact Waitemata Police immediately on (09) 839 0697 or information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111," he says.

"We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the crash last night or may have seen a vehicle that has damage to the left front, which they didn't have before."