NZ police release name over Mt Maunganui crash

Police are now in a position to name the man who died following a crash on State Highway 2, Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

He was 36-year-old Vaetasi Mati who resided in Tauranga.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with careless or inconsiderate vehicle operation causing death.

He is due to appear in the Tauranga District Court on 26 August.

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