James Hiroki will appear in Whanganui District Court on Thursday February 8 charged with dangerous driving causing death in relation to a fatal crash near Ohingaiti on November 12.

Motorcyclist James Gregory Nelson, 54, from Paraparaumu, died after a collision with two cars that left three others seriously injured.

At the time, police were interested in sightings of three motorcycles travelling southbound on State Highway 1 between Taupo and Bulls.