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.
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.