Police are now able to release the names of the two people who died following a crash on Whangamata Road, Taupo, on 11 June.
They were 20-year-old man Riley John Sutherland, and 21-year-old woman Ashlee Kathleen Ennis, both of Marotiri.
Police extends its condolences to their loved ones at this difficult time.
Enquiries into the crash are ongoing.
Issued by Police Media Centre