Police have released the name of the man who died in a crash on State Highway 2 in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
He was 36-year-old Vaetasi Mati who resided in Tauranga.
The crash occurred near the Sandhurst Drive on-ramp and Maunganui Road.
Two other people were injured in the crash suffering moderate to serious injuries.
Four other passengers were medically checked but weren't seriously injured.
A 35-year-old man has been charged with careless or inconsiderate vehicle operation causing death, says a police spokesperson.
He is due to appear in the Tauranga District Court on August 26.