A 45-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man was found fatally shot in Wellsford, Northland, over the weekend.
Zane Smith, 37, was found dead in a car on Wayby Station Road, south of Wellsford on 28 November.
Police had been appealing for sightings of a 45-year-old man in relation to the homicide investigation, and found him unresponsive yesterday at an Auckland property.
He was due to appear in the North Shore District Court this morning.
Police thanked the community for their help in reporting sightings.
A black 2005 Ford Falcon saloon - registration CTS862 - was being sought in relation to the incident. It was seen in Pakuranga on Sunday morning.
Police are also looking for the firearm used in this incident which is believed to be a rifle.
Anybody who has any information on the whereabouts of these two items can call Waitematā Crime Squad on 09 839 0697 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.