Two more people have died following separate crashes on New Zealand roads over the holiday period.

Police confirmed one person died following a serious crash on Waihi Road, Judea last night.

The crash, which involved a car and a pedestrian, was reported to police at 9.40pm.

The pedestrian died as a result of the crash.

Police also confirmed one person died following a single vehicle crash on Matawai Rd, Waerengaahika yesterday.

The crash had been reported to emergency services shortly after 4.40pm. Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash were ongoing.

The latest fatalities bring the total death toll over the holiday period so far to 14.

Meanwhile, the Arapuni Road in Waipa was re-opened late last night following another fatal crash yesterday afternoon.

Police have appealed for witnesses and would like to hear from the driver and passenger of a white car that had been in front of the vehicle that crashed.

"While they were not involved, it is thought they may have information that would assist with the ongoing enquiries to understand the circumstances of the crash," a statement said.

"The driver and passenger in the white car, and anyone else who witnessed the crash who hasn't already spoken to Police, are asked to call 105 and quote event number P049172862."


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