Easter road toll already among worst in ten years

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Seven people have died so far this Easter long weekend - with just under 24 hours still to go in the reporting period.


That's more than the total for the entire Easter holiday period every year - bar one - for the past decade.


Yesterday a motorcyclist died in a crash with a car in the far north, while there was another fatal smash involving a motorbike on Saturday at Waimangu in Bay of Plenty.


On Saturday night a person in Otaki died after crashing into a powerpole, and a man was struck and killed by a bus in downtown Wellington.


On Friday a woman died in a crash at an intersection at Whakamaru in Waikato, and a person died after a truck and car collided in Hauraki on Thursday.


The Easter holiday period began on Thursday afternoon and runs until 6am tomorrow.


There were no deaths recorded over Easter last year - for the first time since 2012. Easter also coincided with the alert level 4 lockdown.

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