27 Dec 2021

Holiday road toll rises to six after motorcylist dies in Huntly

7:22 pm on 27 December 2021

A motorcyclist has died after a serious crash on Great South Road in Huntly, Waikato.

Police generic

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The crash was reported to police just after 2pm and involved three vehicles.

The motorcyclist died at the scene.

Diversions were put in place at State Highway 1 and Tainui Bridge, SH1 and the Taupiri roundabout, and Great South Road and Gordonton.

Police said the road was expected to be re-opened shortly after 7pm.

It takes the Christmas-New Year road toll this year to six.

Eleven people died on the roads during the same period last year.