Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who died following a crash on Galatea Road south of Te Teko earlier this week.
He was 35-year-old Neihana Hawera, from Lake Matahina.
“Police extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Hawera during this difficult time.”
On Tuesday, emergency services were called to a crash between a ute and motorbike on Galatea Road, near the Matahina Dam in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, at about 4pm.
Tragically, Neihana died at the scene.
The spokesperson says police's Serious Crash Unit are still conducting inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
“Police would like to thank the members of the public who have assisted with their inquiries so far.”