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There are still two days to go but the 2008/09 holiday road toll last night reached 16 - the same number as the whole of the previous holiday period.

The toll rose to 16 at about 7.20pm when a truck rolled in the town of Reporoa, killing the driver.

Four people, including a holidaying Swedish police inspector, died on New Year's Day in separate accidents around the country. The official holiday toll finishes at 6am on Monday.