Woman dies following Tauranga incident

Police are investigating the death of a woman in Tauranga. File photo.

A woman has died after suffering critical injuries in an incident in Tauranga.

Police say the 37-year-old was taken to Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition, where she later died.

"Police were called to a local marae at 11.50pm," says Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Barron.

"The woman has suffered injuries to her neck and was transported to hospital. She died from her injuries a short time later."

A police spokesperson confirmed that the incident happened at Huria Marae, where the tangi for Tauranga kaumatua Morehu Ngatoko Rahipere is taking place.

Police are speaking with a 21-year-old man in relation to the woman’s death.


There are no comments on this article.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to make a comment. Login Now
Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.