The police have named the two people who died during a police chase in Auckland on Monday.
They were Connor Talaimau, 29, and Sharina Storm Meuli, 25.
Police said the car had been travelling at up to 130kmh before it crashed into a tree on St Lukes Road in Morningside, killing the pair, who were both rear-seat passengers.
Three more men in the car, including the 22-year-old driver, were taken to hospital in a serious condition.
The pursuit - which lasted less than five minutes - began when police spotted the car speeding on the North-Western motorway at 1.08am.
Police caught up to the car but it did not pull over, instead fleeing and leaving the motorway at the St Lukes off-ramp at 1.12am.
It immediately crashed after trying to overtake another vehicle.
The police say their investigation into the incident is continuing.