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Seven people died on New Zealand roads over the official holiday period, which ended at 6am today.
Ministry of Transport figures show there were seven fatal crashes between 4pm on Christmas Eve and 6am today.
- Sandy Paul Waenga Brown, 21, of Paua, died south of Cape Reinga in the early hours of Christmas Day.
- Olivia Lu, 11 months, died after a single-car crash on State Highway 1 near Raumati South on December 28.
- A 56-year-old woman from China died in a crash between Te Anau and Mossburn in Southland on December 29.
- Kahui Matauwhati, 4, of Masterton, died in a crash at Owhango, 21 kilometres south of Taumarunui, on December 29.
- Lynelle Joy Bray, 46, died in a collision between a bus and car in Hamilton on December 30.
- Gregory John Spargo, 50, of Auckland, died in a motorcycle crash near Bulls on New Year's Eve
- A male motorcyclist died in a collision between his bike and a car on the Napier-Taihape road yesterday.
Meanwhile Hawke's Bay Hospital reported this morning that Manmeet Singh, the baby injured in a crash on the Taupo-Napier highway yesterday when a van plunged down a 10-metre bank, has been taken off the critical list, but his father Jagtar was still in a critical condition in intensive care.
Last year's Christmas-New Year holiday road toll was six, the equal-lowest on record.
New Zealand's annual road toll for 2013 was 254, which was the lowest since 1950.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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