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Labour Weekend toll ends at three

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 24/10/2016

Three people have died on New Zealand's roads over the Labour Day weekend, down from five last year.

The fatalities included 79-year-old Te Rauoriwa Daphne Pomare, the country's first female Maori detective.

She died died from the injuries suffered in a head-on crash on State Highway 1 south of Paekakariki late on Sunday morning.

On Monday, a 56-year-old man has died when a motorcycle and car collided at Wallacetown, west of Invercargill.

Another person was killed after their car hit a median strip and then a truck on the Southern Motorway near Pokeno on Sunday.

Last year five people died over the holiday period which ended at 6am on Tuesday.

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