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Man charged with murder after woman’s body found in Napier

Police at a house in Marewa, Napier, where a woman died on 18 November 2022.

Police cordoned off the area where the woman’s body was found.
Photo: RNZ / Tom Kitchin

A man has been arrested after the death of a woman in Marewa, in Napier, on Friday morning.

Police were called to a house on Nuffield Avenue about 4.25am after a woman was found unresponsive.

She died at the scene. She was 34-year-old Arohaina Henare, of Marewa.

Armed police were among those at the house on Friday as a homicide invesigation began.

Late yesterday afternoon, a 48-year-old man known to the victim was arrested, and has now been charged with murder, police said in a statement.

He is due to appear in the Hastings District Court tomorrow.

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