11 May 2019

Man who died after stabbing in Porirua named

5:39 pm on 11 May 2019

Police have named a 23-year-old man who died after being stabbed in a fight in Porirua on Thursday.

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Hone Hotiki Pawa died after being stabbed in a fight.

A man has been charged with assault with intent to injure.

Detective Senior Sergeant Christiaan Barnard said police wanted information about a vehicle in the Porirua City Centre early on Thursday, 9 May.

The vehicle, a white 1996 Toyota Corolla, is believed to have been involved in the incident leading to his death.

It was believed to me in the area at about 5pm, Mr Barnard said.

"We have seized a white 1996 Toyota Corolla sedan that we believe was involved with the incident leading to Mr Pawa's death.

"It is distinctive in that is has thick black trim around the body. The right wing mirror is missing and the rear left quarter light is smashed."

The model is an E110 and also is known by the names Toyota Corsa and Sprinter.

Police would still like to hear from witnesses, or anyone who can help with the investigation.