24 Oct 2010

Woman shot by hunter named

1:08 pm on 24 October 2010

Police have named a woman camper who died after being shot by a hunter near Turangi on Friday.

She was Rosemary Margaret Ives, 25, a school teacher from Lower Hutt.

Her body was found in the Kaimanawa Ranges about 11pm on Friday.

A post mortem was being held in Auckland on Sunday.

Police say the hunter responsible was with a group and he did not know the victim.

A Hamilton man, 25, has been charged with careless use of a firearm. He is due to appear in the Taupo District Court on Wednesday.