One person has died after a car crashed into the Mahurangi River at Warkworth.
Emergency services at the scene eventually gained access to the vehicle and the sole occupant was found to be dead.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand sent two appliances to the scene, near Queen St, the town's main thoroughfare.
Police received a report of a car going into the water just after 5pm, a spokesperson said.
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St John were also at the scene.
The latest death is one of three today.
Earlier this morning a motorcyclist died after a crash in New Plymouth.
Police said the incident involving the motorcyclist happened around 9.45am and there may be delays around Carrington St while scene examinations took place.
A pedestrian died after being hit by a car at about 2am, near Flaxmere in Hawke's Bay.
The crash was near the intersection of Taihape Road and Korokipo Road in Hastings.
More to come . . .