Two men have died on the roads in separate crashes overnight.
The first crash was at Convent Road in Otaki, north of Wellington, about 1.15am when a car went off the road.
"Sadly, one person died at the scene and two other occupants were taken to hospital in moderate conditions," police said.
The second man died in a single vehicle crash on Willowbank Road in Meeanee, south of Napier.
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The car crashed into a pole around 4:30am, police said.
"Sadly, the sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene," police said.
Serious Crash Unit investigators are looking into the causes of both crashes.