Three people have died in a crash near Taupō in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The crash between a van and a truck occurred about 4:15am on SH1 just outside Hatepe.
A police spokeswoman said the deceased were all occupants of the van. The driver of the truck was taken to Taupo Hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries.
Police say the road is partially open following Saturday’s incident and motorists can expect delays.
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