UPDATE: Homicide investigation in Kawerau

As stated by: Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Rawlinson, Area Manager Investigations, Western Bay of Plenty

A 20-year-old Kawerau man has been arrested and will be appearing at Whakatane District Court on Monday morning, charged with murder and an unrelated assault.

Police are unable to name the victim until her extended family have been advised of her death.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.