Police have named the man who died in Waihī after being hit by a car at the weekend.

Raymond Wharekawa, 28, of Katikati, was hit on George St around 1am on Saturday.

Wharekawa's obituary in the Herald said he was a "much-loved brother" and dearly loved moko (grandson) who would be sadly missed. His tangi is to be held at Tuapiro Marae on Wednesday.

In a statement police extended their sympathies to his whānau and friends.

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The investigation into the death is ongoing and one person is assisting police with their inquiries, police said.

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Charges had not been laid at this stage and no-one else is being sought in relation to this matter, police said.

The car driver didn't immediately stop after hitting Wharekawa but drove on and crashed into a fence about 100m down the road, police said on Saturday.

The man and driver were also believed to have known each other, with neither living in Waihī.