Police are investigating the death of a man overnight in Taihape.
Newshub reports the man died following a fight in the small central North Island town.
Police were called to a disorder incident on Thrush Street at 12.30am this morning.
A 43-year-old Taihape resident was found to have critical injuries and died a short time later.
A second man was taken into custody and is assisting police with their enquiries.
Taihape is located between Palmerston North and Taupō.