Motorcyclists crash into ditch near Motueka
Two motorcylists are in hospital after the bike they were riding crashed into a ditch near Motueka.
Emergency services were called to the scene in Mariri, just south of Motueka, just after midnight.
A large, trike-style motorcycle carrying two passengers had left the road, rolled, and come to rest in a ditch.
One of the riders sustained moderate injuries and was tranported to hospital by ambulance. The other rider sustained more serious injuries and was airlifted by rescue helicopter to Nelson hospital in a critical condition.