Police can now release the names of the two people who died following the crash between a motorcycle and a truck on State Highway 5, Te Pohue, Hastings on Friday 6 December.
They were 40-year-old Nathaniel Olson, and Mere Paranihi, 29, both of Hastings.
Both Nathaniel and Mere were travelling on the motorcycle.
Investigations into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.
Issued by Police Media Centre