One dead in Bay of Plenty crash
A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car in the Bay of Plenty.
The accident happened just before 9pm on State Highway 33 at Paengaroa. The victim died at the scene before police arrived. Emergency services are yet to release any further details about the crash.
SH33, which was closed to traffic between Allport Road and Paengaroa, has now been reopened after the scene investigation. Traffic between Rotorua and Tauranga was being diverted to SH36.
The details of the deceased will be released once next of kin have been notified.