Police have named three people who died in accidents ahead of Christmas Day.
Brent Ronald Willets, 49, died in a motorcycle crash on private property in Charleston, Buller on Christmas Eve.
They also released the name of the woman who died after a crash on State Highway 5 at Hamurana, Rotorua on Christmas Eve. She was Jie Hu, a 23-year-old from Rotorua.
Police also released the name of the woman who died following a single-vehicle crash in Clutha on December 19. She was 27-year-old Ebony Grace of Dunedin.