A teenage cyclist is dead after being hit by a milk tanker in the middle of the night in the Far North.
The 14-year-old died at the scene just before 1am at Moerewa, near Kawakawa, police northern communications spokesman Inspector Willie Taylor said.
His family were also at the scene and it was believed he was near his home, Insp Taylor said.
The boy has not yet been named.
His was the third fatality on New Zealand roads overnight, with a motorcyclist dying in an alcohol-related crash on State Highway 2 near Kutarere in the Eastern Bay of Plenty around 11.30pm.
The 25-year-old, who wasn't wearing a helmet, had been drinking at a house and had been told by other people there not to drive.
He rode only 500m down the road, failed to negotiate a sweeping right-hand bend and hit an armco barrier, said Sergeant Ray Wylie of the region's road policing group.
Sgt Wylie said he was very disappointed at the high number of crashes involving alcohol in the region as this was the sixth this year.
"Unfortunately, despite all the advertising, crashes and apprehensions, drink driving is still a major problem in this area, just as it across New Zealand," he said.
The man's name would be not be released until next of kin had been advised.
Earlier in the night around 8pm, a woman pedestrian was killed as she stepped out in front of a car at a busy intersection on Great North Road in west Auckland, police said.
The woman has not been named as next of kin have yet to be notified. The serious crash unit is investigating.