Man dies in hunting incident in the Ruahine Ranges

It has been confirmed that a hunter who was accidentally shot in the Ruahine Ranges, in the Hawkes Bay this morning has died.

The man was a part of a hunting party who had been in the ranges this morning.

Police were notified of the shooting at around 11.30am.

Details about the man or the circumstances of the shooting are yet to be confirmed.

A dog is also believed to have been injured.

Police will now be conducting a scene examination and interviewing members of the hunting party.