A pedestrian died early this morning after being hit by a vehicle in Upper Hutt.

Police said a man in his late 40s was struck on River Road, State Highway 2, around 12.30am.

He was taken to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition and died shortly after arriving.

His identity was not yet known.

Police said the two occupants of the vehicle were shaken but unhurt.

The man's death brought the weekend road toll to five.

One person was killed in a two-car collision in Hawke's Bay last night.

A 29-year-old woman died earlier in the day after apparently crossing the centre line on her motorcycle into the path of an oncoming car.

New Zealand Rugby Sevens player Zar Lawrence's younger brother Wiremu, 15, died on Saturday when the car he was driving hit a tree on Te Irirangi Dr, Manukau City, in the early hours of the morning.

A female passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

On Friday night a 68-year-old man was killed and his wife seriously injured when their car veered off State Highway 1 into a ditch near at Horotiu, north of Hamilton.

- NZPA