Police can now name the three people who died following a crash involving two vehicles on State Highway 1 in Hatepe, south of Taupo on Saturday 4 May.
They were 41-year-old Joseph Steven Takau, 22-year-old Viliami Tatofi Fifita and 22-year-old Siale O'Failoto Koloi all of Auckland.
Our thoughts are with their friends of families at this tragic time.
The Serious Crash unit continues to investigate the cause of the crash.
Issued by Police Media Centre