Police have charged a 48 year old man with murder after a man’s body was found in Ngararatunua near Whangarei last night.
They say the body was located at a Church Road address at around 6;30 pm.
The Armed Offenders Squad was called out at the time and cordons were placed at each end of the road.
About 16 staff are working on the case and a number of witnesses are being spoken to.
A post mortem of the body will be carried out in Auckland tomorrow.
The man will appear on a murder charge in the Whangarei District Court today.