7 Jun 2016

Highest holiday road toll in 27 years

5:01 am on 7 June 2016

The official holiday road toll is the highest Queen's Birthday weekend toll since 1989.

Police car at a check point in Mana, Wellington.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The toll sits at 11, this morning more than double that of last year's Queens Birthday weekend.

Three people died at the scene of a serious crash in Parore in Northland about 6.45pm yesterday

There was no access to Baylys Coast Road, and the Serious Crash Unit was investigating.

Earlier that day, about 3pm, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a car in Huntly.

About midday on Sunday, a head-on collision between two cars on State Highway 2 near Mount Bruce in the Tararua District killed a man and left four others injured, one of whom died later in hospital.

A man also died in a crash in Rotorua on Sunday.

On Saturday, a person was killed in a three-vehicle crash north of Christchurch, another was killed in a crash in Te Kuiti and a motorcyclist died after hitting a parked car in South Auckland.

Another man died in a crash in Waikouaiti, north of Dunedin, on Friday evening.

There were five deaths on the roads during last year's long weekend.

In 2014, six people were killed - and, in 2013, no-one was killed.

View holiday road toll data going back to 1980

The holiday period will end at 6am on Tuesday.