Two people have been killed in a single car crash in south Taranaki.
Emergency services were called to the intersection of Glover Rd and Ketemarae Rd in Hawera around 8:30pm on Saturday.
Helicopters were dispatched, but the occupants died at the scene.
The serious crash unit is investigating.
The deaths bring the road toll so far this year to 86.
And in Northland, six were injured in a crash on State Highway 1 in Topuni at 8:50pm.