Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 69-year-old man in Rotorua in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The man was transported to Rotorua hospital about 3.25am, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
An address on Reeve Road, Owhata was examined last night as part of a police investigation in the death.
Further enquiries are being undertaken today.
A post-mortem examination will take place in Auckland today to determine the exact cause of the man's death.
Police have appealed for information and are asking anyone who was in the area of Reeve Road and Brent Road in the early hours of Wednesday morning, who may have seen anything suspicious or unusual, to come forward.