A 59-year-old woman has been killed after a quad bike rolled on top of her at a kiwifruit orchard.

A spokesman for Worksafe NZ confirmed the organisation had been notified of the accident at a Waihi Beach orchard on Friday afternoon.

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He said investigators had been to the scene and early indications were that the worker was using a quad bike on sloping ground and it rolled on top of her.

Inquries were continuing.

Police and the fire service confirmed they were called to a property in Athenree just after 3pm on Friday afternoon after a report of a missing female.


The woman was later located on the property under a quad bike and found to be deceased.