Local kaumātua performed a karakia at an east Auckland property yesterday where a 27-year-old man died in a fire on Tuesday.
The blaze was at a two-storey house on Minerva Terrace in Cockle Bay, and two people were also taken to hospital with injuries.
The name of the man who died in the fire has been released by officials today. He was Wiremu Arapo.
Police said after liaising with Fire and Emergency investigators, they were not treating the fire as suspicious.
Wiremu's death will be referred to the Coroner.