Two motorcyclists dead after separate crashes in Auckland, Waikato

AMBERLEY, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 10: A police officer stops a car at a checkpoint on April 10, 2020 in Amberley, New Zealand. With New Zealand in lockdown due to COVID-19, police are setting up checkpoints across the country to ensure people on the roads are travelling for essential purposes only. The Easter long weekend is a popular time for New Zealanders to go on holiday, however current Level 4 restrictions in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic requires everyone to remain at the place of residence they were in as of midnight 25 March when New Zealand went into lockdown. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)
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One motorcyclist died after crashing into a power pole just outside Auckland today.

Police were called to the intersection of Beachlands Road and Whitford Maraetai Road about 4.40pm after the crash.

The intersection is a major roundabout in the area, which is east of Auckland city.

The motorcyclist died at the scene, police said.

The road will be closed for several hours.

A second motorcyclist died following a single-vehicle crash on Pukekawa Churchill Road in Pukekawa in the Waikato this afternoon.

Police were called to the crash about 2.25pm.

Both crashes are under investigation, police said.