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A tragic Easter on the roads

Abbey Wakefield
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The road death toll has increased to 107 over the Easter break.

Since Good Friday, seven people including a young child and a baby died on New Zealand roads.

Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing, Sandra Venables, said we've had another tragic weekend on our roads.

"There have been six deaths from four crashes this Easter, along with a number of people seriously injured in other crashes."

Another female died at the scene of a crash in Wellsford on State Highway One yesterday, bringing the road death total to 107.

"These people are not numbers, and we should never lose sight of the real human loss and grieving behind the figures," NZ Transport Agency director of safety and environment, Harry Wilson said.