Hasting police have named the 40-year-old man who died in suspicious circumstances in the suburb of Flaxmere on Saturday.
He was Ephrame Ronald Waihape.
Officers were called to the house about 5pm and found a man lying unconscious in the driveway, but were unable to revive him.
They have spent Sunday examining the scene and a post mortem is expected to be carried out on Monday.
They have interviewed two people who lived at the house and are not seeking anyone else in connection with the death.