Source: New Zealand Police (District News)
Police can now release the names of the three people who died in a crash at Takapau on Tuesday.
They were 18-year-old Julianna Hickey of Matamau, 18-year-old Sharrisse Tuaiti Perawiti Taputerangituatea (also known as Sharrisse Perawiti) of Dannevirke, and 17-year-old Anahera Tienda Kaa of Dannevirke.
Police extend their deepest sympathies to their loved ones at this difficult time.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
Issued by Police Media Centre