Tory Whanau has admitted she has a drinking problem.
The council said it has received three reports of a man door-knocking in the Karori-Kelburn area in the past few days.
The Lower Hutt suburb could return to its original name.
Police are talking with family members and neighbours of the property where he died.
The man was seen holding a weapon to a woman's neck and continued to threaten her, police say.
As many as 60 officers were at the scene, according to a resident.
Several kororā, or little blue penguins, were found dead earlier this year at a cycleway construction site in Petone.
Peter Wham was pasting up a flyer when he was taken into custody for breaching his bail conditions.
It has emergency agencies talking of tougher restrictions ahead.