Two people have died after crashes in the Hurunui District in North Canterbury and in Pukekohe last night.
One person died, and another was seriously injured, after a two vehicle crash near Balmoral Forest in North Canterbury.
The police say two vehicles collided on State Highway 7 about 8pm, 2km north of the Hurunui Hotel.
And a motorcyclist died following a crash with a ute in Pukekohe.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating both accidents.