A motorbike rider has been killed in a crash near Whangārei.
Police said the rider died after a serious crash last night at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Richards Rd in Kauri, north of Whangārei.
Emergency services were alerted to the crash involving a car and a motorbike just before 6.40pm.
"The motorbike rider was transported to Whangārei Hospital in a critical condition but sadly died from their injuries overnight," police spokespeople said this morning.
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The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.
The road was closed for a time but police said it had now reopened.