UPDATE - Serious Crash, Matapouri, Whangārei District - Northland
Police can now confirm the motorcyclist involved in the
earlier crash on Matapouri Road has died.
initially alerted to the crash, which also involved a truck,
just after 12.30pm.
The road has been reopened and
motorists are thanked for their patience while emergency
services attended the
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