Man charged with murder after woman’s body found in Napier


Police cordoned off the area where the woman’s body was found.
Photo: RNZ/Tom Kitchin

A man has been arrested following the death of a woman in Marewa, Napier, on Friday morning.

Police were called to a home on Nuffield Avenue around 4:25 a.m. after a woman became unresponsive.

She died on the spot. She was 34-year-old Arohaina Henare, from Marewa.

Armed police were among those at the home on Friday as a murder investigation began.

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Late yesterday afternoon, a 48-year-old man known to the victim was arrested and has now been charged with murder, police said in a statement.

He is due to appear in Hastings District Court tomorrow.