Police in Wellington are appealing for information after a 71-year-old man was found dead in Petone last night.
Emergency services were called to a Jackson Street address about 9.50pm.
Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have information that could assist the homicide investigation.
As a result of their inquiries, the police have arrested a 41-year-old man for unrelated matters.
Anyone with information they believe may help police with their inquiries is urged to get in touch with Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000. Information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.