Man charged with murder in Taranaki's Hāwera homicide investigation

  • 28/04/2024
A New Zealand police officer.
A New Zealand police officer. Photo credit: Getty

A 46-year-old man has been charged with murder after a homicide investigation in the Taranaki town of Hāwera.

It comes after a man died of serious injuries on Monday.

Now, the 46-year-old is due to appear in the High Court at New Plymouth on May 17. 

"As this matter is now before the court, we are unable to provide any further details," Detective Senior Sergeant Debbie Gower said on Sunday.

"While we are not seeking anyone else in relation to the death, we continue to appeal for information from anyone who saw anything that could relate to the incident, on Gladstone Road between 9:30pm and 11pm on Monday 22 April."

She said anyone with information is asked to call 105, or make a report online at, referencing file number 240423/5202. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.