Two bikers have been killed in separate crashes this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Dyers Pass Rd just before 2pm.

The road has been closed off, but is due to be re-opened soon, police said just before 7pm.

The crash involved a car and a motorcycle.


A police statement said the rider, whose age or gender have not been released, was critically injured and was taken to hospital; where they later died.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash.

Shortly before 3pm, a man on riding the Rāmeka bike track, in Tākaka, was killed in a bike accident.

Police named him this evening as 52-year-old Antoni Robert Langtry, of Feilding.

His death has been referred to the Coroner.