A homicide inquiry has been launched in Rotorua after the death of a woman early this morning.
The 50-year old woman died at a property in Whirinaki Valley Road at Ngakuru, south-west of Rotorua.
The police were called to a family harm incident just after 7am.
A 57-year-old man has appeared in the Rotorua District Court today charged with murder.
A scene examination is underway at the property.