Police can now confirm the names of those who died in a crash in Te Araroa yesterday.
They are 43-year-old woman Tiny Tibble, 14-year-old boy Ashton-Lee Rangihuna, and 10-year-old girl Ana-Roimata Rangihuna.
Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing and the matter will be referred to the Coroner.
"This was an absolute tragedy and there will be many in the community affected," says Detective Sergeant Eric Hunter.
"Police, Victim Support and other partner agencies are working to support the whanau, friends and community."
Issued by Police Media Centre