1 NEWS Political Reporter
A front seat passenger died after a car reported stolen crashed into a tree in Whanganui this afternoon.
Emergency Services were called to the crash on Polson Street, Castlecliff at 2.16pm.
Police say the driver left the scene after the crash and inquiries are underway to locate them.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.
'First Man' Clarke Gayford has revealed some good Kiwi gifts already received for his soon-to-arrive child - three pairs of gumboots.
One pair is handknitted and "bloody cute," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's partner tweeted today, along with a photo of the gumboots.
The other two pair are the "fancy" Red Band brand, he wrote.
"In lieu of Fieldays tomorrow I'd like to register my first ever 'In my day', because in 'IN MY DAY' we couldn't afford fancy redbands, and always had warehouse knock offs," Mr Gayford posted.
"Yet jnr-to-be has already been given 3 pairs. (ok one pair is handknitted and bloody cute, but still)," he added.
Mr Gayford and Ms Ardern's baby is due on Sunday.
Ms Ardern is basing herself in Auckland this week and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters will step up as Acting Prime Minister when she gives birth.