Two people died on the roads last night at the start of the Easter holiday period.
One person has died and three others were slightly injured after a truck and car collided on State Highway 27 in Hauraki just before 8 p.m. last night.
Another person died in an accident on State Highway 2 in Mangatāwhiri, north of Hamilton at around 9:20 p.m.
A pedestrian died yesterday morning after being struck by a car in the Auckland suburb of Forrest Hill.
Police said the 80-year-old was struck by a car at the intersection of Forrest Hill Road and Tristram Avenue at around 8:20 a.m.
She was taken to hospital but died later that day.
The official Easter holiday period started at 4 p.m. yesterday and ends at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. There were no road fatalities during the Easter period last year.