A dead male was found inside a home in Porirua yesterday afternoon after neighbours complained to police about a bad smell.
The body was found on the floor inside of the Titahi Bay home, with an initial examination showing the man was probably there for sometime.
Police investigations are currently underway to piece together what lead to the death.
Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson said it is important a cautious approach is taken at this stage, so the best job is achieved for the man's family.
"The immediate focus of the investigation is to examine the scene and the body, after which we should have a better idea of what has occurred," said Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson.