18 Dec 2018

Man charged with manslaughter after Whangārei death

3:27 pm on 18 December 2018

A manslaughter charge has been laid following the death of a man in Whangārei overnight.

Whangarei High and District Court

Photo: Ministry of Justice website

Police were called yesterday evening after a 52-year-old man was allegedly punched in the head and knocked unconscious outside the Te Mai shops, on Maunu Road.

He was taken to hospital, but died from his injuries.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.

He is expected to appear in the Whangārei District Court this afternoon.