A man has been charged with murder after the body of a young woman was found south of Auckland.
The body was found by the side of the road in Hampton Downs last night.
The police said a 24-year-old man would appear in the Pukekohe District Court today charged with killing the woman.
The incident was domestic-related, they said, and no one else was being sought in relation to the death.
A post mortem would also be carried out today.
The police said the woman's name and age would not be released until her next of kin had been notified.