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Motorcyclist dead in Waikato crash

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/06/2016

A motorcyclist has died in a crash in the North Island town of Huntly, taking the holiday weekend's road toll to eight.

A north-bound car and south-bound motorbike collided just before 3pm on Monday afternoon, police say.

Roads are blocked on Harris St and Glen Murray Rd, and diversions are in place.

Eight people have now died during the Queen's Birthday holiday weekend, exceeding last year's tally of five with just over 12 hours left.

Two people died as a result of a head-on crash near Mt Bruce in the Wairarapa on Sunday.

There have also been single-fatality crashes in Otago, the Bay of Plenty, north Canterbury, south Auckland and the King Country.

The official holiday road toll period started at 4pm on Friday and runs until 6am on Tuesday.

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