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Fifth arrest made over Woodville murder case

A fifth man has been charged over the death of a man in Woodville near Palmerston North last month.

Police guard Woodville murder scene Source: 1 NEWS

James Whatuira, 49, died from a single gunshot wound on January 4.

A 32-year-old local man was yesterday charged with being party to a murder and will appear in the Palmerston North District Court today.

A 41-year-old Nelson man has already been charged with murder, while three Dannevirke men have also been charged with being party to murder.

Police are still investigating and want to speak to anyone that may have any information about the death of Mr Whatuira.