A 60-year-old man has been remanded in custody after a fatal assault in Whangarei.
The police were called to what they described as a violent altercation at a Balmoral Road house early yesterday, and found a 25-year-old man dead at the scene.
The 60-year-old appeared in court today charged with assault and was granted interim name suppression.
He will reappear in court on 9 February.
The police would not comment on whether more serious charges would be laid.
A post-mortem was being carried out in Auckland today on the victim, whose name had not yet been released.