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Bay of Plenty motorbike crash victim named

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 19/05/2017
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Police are still investigating the cause of the crash that killed Neihana Hawera near Lake Matahina in the Bay of Plenty on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old was riding a motorcycle that collided with a ute at 4pm on Galatea Road near Lake Matahina, about 32km from Whakatane.

Police on Friday released Mr Hawera's name and extended sympathies to his family.

They say members of the public have been assisting with the ongoing investigation into the crash.

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