A man has been charged with murder following an incident at Tauranga's Huria Marae.

A woman was taken to a hospital Thursday night in a critical condition but died a short time later.

Sources say an assault happened in the dining room area of the marae after 11 pm, where a 37-year-old woman was attacked.

Police said in a statement, "The woman had suffered injuries to her neck and was transported to a hospital in a critical condition. She died from her injuries a short time later."

A 21-year-old man appeared in court this morning charged with the woman’s murder.

He was granted interim name suppression and did not enter a plea, was remanded in custody to re-appear in the High Court in Tauranga on March 7.

Her body is still with the coroners.

According to our sources, once the body is released she will be taken to Wairoa Marae.