11 Feb 2016

Man charged with murder over Northland death

9:21 am on 11 February 2016

Police have charged a man with murder following the death of a man at a property north of Whangarei.

Officers were called to a Church Road address at Ngararatunua about 6.30pm yesterday where the body of a 61-year-old man was found.

Cordons were placed at each end of the road and the Armed Offenders Squad was called.

Police said today an arrest was made without incident and they had charged a 48-year-old man with murder.

He was due to appear in Whangarei District Court today.

About 16 staff are working on the case, assisted by the ESR, and police are speaking with witnesses.