2 Jan 2013

Provisional holiday period road toll rises

5:19 pm on 2 January 2013

Police have revised the provisional road toll for the holiday period after a woman injured on New Year's Eve died in hospital.

The 81-year-old woman was hospitalised after a car crash in Northland.

The holiday road toll has been raised from five to six.

The provisional toll for 2012 has been upgraded to 307.

That is higher than the 284 who died in 2011 but is still the second lowest road toll in 60 years.