Motorcyclist dies after Taranaki crash

00:48, Nov 03 2012

An Okato woman has died after her motorocycle crashed on State Highway 45 near Opunake this morning.

Passing motorists and emergency services performed CPR for 30-40 minutes but were unsuccessful.

Sergeant Kim Severinsen said it was understood the woman had failed to take a corner and had slid off the road.

Bad weather is thought to have been a factor.

Emergency services were called to the crash around 11:30am.

Police and fire are still at the scene where there is heavy rain and a small tent has been set up.