Police investigating a homicide in the Tararua town of Woodville last weekend say they have seized a number of items from a property at the centre of their inquiry.
James Whatuira, 49, was found shot dead at a house he was visiting in Ormond Street last Sunday.
Police were not commenting on what items they had seized and said they were still looking for the murder weapon.
They have also finished examining a car - a silver 2005 Ford Falcon XR6 Saloon, registration CRL12 - which they said Mr Whatuira used to travel to the house.
Police said the public had been helpful but they were still urging anyone with information to come forward.