Body of tourist Michael Kemp killed in Rarotonga to be brought home

The 38-year-old died in a scooter accident on Monday afternoon.
The 38-year-old died in a scooter accident on Monday afternoon. Photo credit: Supplied / Stan.

The body of an Auckland man who died in a scooter crash in Rarotonga will be brought home to New Zealand this weekend. 

Friends and family of Michael Kemp say his "fun-loving, positive" outlook will be one of many fantastic attributes they will miss deeply.

Newshub understands that the family are so grateful and thankful to everyone involved for such an outpouring of support and love.

His loved ones are planning to fly the 38-year-old's body home on Sunday to be with his family in his hometown of Whangarei.

In less than 24 hours, more than $11,300 was raised by 124 donors on Givealittle to assist his family with covering the associated expenses.

Photos posted to social media of Mr Kemp's time in Rarotonga show the "awesome, happy guy" having the time of his life.

Cook Islands Police Service confirmed the tourist died on Monday after suffering serious injuries in an accident at the Sea Wall in Nikao.

The fatality is the fifth on Rarotonga roads this year. An investigation was being conducted at the scene.

Newshub.