The holiday road toll rose to six this morning with the death of a motorcyclist in a crash on State Highway 1 near Bulls.
He was Gregory John Spargo, aged 50, from Auckland.
The Manawatu Standard reports that the rider was found off the highway about 2 kilometres north of Bulls at 7.20am today.
No other vehicles were involved.
The serious Crash Unit was at the scene.
Because the rider was off the road, the accident was not causing traffic delays, said Sergeant Guy Callahan.
Christmas and New Year road deaths now equal last year’s entire toll for the period.