Fifth person charged in murder of Wellington man Rau Tongia

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A fifth person has been arrested in relation to the murder of Wellington man Rau Tongia.

The 27-year-old woman has been charged with wounding Tongia with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and being party to his murder.

She will appear in Wellington's District Court on Friday morning.

Tongia's body was discovered in the driveway of a Karori property on 20 December. Police had already attended the house earlier in the night due to a disturbance at the address.

A 19-year-old man and three women are also facing charges in relation to his death.

Police say the investigation into the 33-year-old's murder is still ongoing, and anyone with information should contact them on 105.