Homicide in west Auckland

A 59-year-old woman is dead after a homicide in the west Auckland suburb of Oratia.

Police were called to the incident in the early hours of Friday morning and have launched a homicide inquiry.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to the death. He will appear in Waitakere District Court on Friday.

Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident. The scene is currently under guard while police carry out an investigation.