Locals are today rallying around a family devastated by a triple fatality on a Raetihi farm in the Central North Island. Three people from one family died yesterday after their car plunged into a pond.
The bodies were found trapped in the vehicle when it was pulled from the water.
An elderly man understood to be the husband of one of the dead and the grandfather of the two others was flown to Whanganui Hospital with moderate injuries.
Ruapehu mayor Don Cameron speaks to Kim Hill.