Police are investigating the death of a 37-year-old woman at Huria Marae in Tauranga overnight.
Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Barron says police were called to a local marae at 11.50pm.
"The woman had suffered injuries to her neck and was transported to hospital in a critical condition. She died from her injuries a short time later," he says in a statement.
Police are speaking to a 21-year-old man about the death.
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