The man who died after a crash last week at Wairakei Terraces in Taupō has been named as Katikati man Colin Stephenson.

He was 59-years-old.

The crash happened about 2:15pm last Friday between a car and a motorcycle near the intersection of Wairakei Drive and Wairakei Rd.

The Serious Crash Unit examined the scene and police will investigate the cause of the crash.

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Police extends its sympathies to his family and friends at this time.