A man is in police custody following a homicide in Whangarei.
An ambulance responded around midnight to a report a man was unconscious after a violent incident at Balmoral Road in the Tikipunga suburb.
When police arrived at the scene they found the 25-year-old man dead. He had suffered a number of injuries.
Police took a man at the same address into custody.
Dectective Inspector Kevin Burke says two other people who also live at the address are helping police with the investigation.
"A post mortem is yet to be completed to determine the cause of death, but police believe that they have the weapon used in the assault," he says.