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Police Investigate Fatal Whakarewarewa Crash

Police investigating a fatal crash on State Highway 5 at Whakarewarewa in the early hours of Sunday morning are appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash, or movements of the vehicles prior to the crash.

The two-vehicle crash south of Rotorua was reported to Police at 5:05am.

"One person died, and another person was seriously injured," a Police spokesperson says.

"Police would like to speak with people who saw a silver Mazda Atenza travelling along State Highway 5around 5am," the spokesperson says.

Anyone with any information are asked to contact Police by calling 105 or online at, using “Update report”, and reference file number 240331/6189.

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